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Thomas Tuchel unveils Chelsea’s Plan B if Erling Haaland transfer slips through the net as Dortmund in ‘final stages’ of securing the Star replacement

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Highly-rated youngster Armando Broja could be fast-tracked into Chelsea’s first team if they do not striker this summer.

Thomas Tuchel’s number one priority is to sign a no.9 during the transfer window as he looks to add an out-and-out goalscorer to his side to build on their Champions League win last season in order to challenge for the Premier League title.

Erling Haaland is at the top of the club’s shortlist but with Borussia Dortmund holding out for £150million for the Norwegian forward, it seems likely he will stay in Germany for at least another season.

Chelsea will reignite their interest next summer when they can trigger his release clause which is said to be almost half of Dortmund’s asking price for Haaland.

But with Olivier Giroud’s exit to AC Milan now confirmed and Tammy Abraham surplus to requirements, Chelsea will have to fill the void in some shape or form.

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And Goal.com claim that it is possible the Blues do not sign a new forward at all this summer and instead promote from within.

Academy rising star Broja is at the ‘front of the queue’ to make the step up after the 19-year-old impressed on loan at Vitesse last season.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has also been tipped as an alternative to Haaland but utilising Broja would be a more cost-effective option used as a stop gap until the BVB talisman is available at a more affordable price in 12 months time.

The teenager would also gain valuable first team experience that could potentially progress his development and provide a huge boost for Chelsea’s long term plans.

Dortmund in ‘final stages’ of securing potential Erling Haaland replacement.

The Chelsea dream of signing Erling Haaland this summer remains alive.

Chelsea want to get a new center forward. Haaland is always the dream, a hard target to buy, and he remains the #CFC big summer goal.
The second option is Lukaku, but Inter Milan, till now, do not want to sell Romelu. #Transfers

— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) July 22, 2021

The Blues still hold Haaland as the priority target, despite it proving a very tough deal to pull off.

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But could some of that reason be because Dortmund are not keen on letting him go unless they have a good replacement lined up? It’s certainly a more than feasible reason, and there is good news for Chelsea fans on that front at least.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, as reported below, Dortmund are now in the ‘final stages’ to sign PSV striker Donyell Malen on a permanent deal, and he could certainly be an option to replace Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund are at final stages to sign Donyell Malen on a permanent deal from PSV. Last details to be fixed between clubs. 🟡⚫️ #BVB

Personal terms agreed until June 2026 with his agent Mino Raiola. Possible medicals in the next days as @RikElfrink reported. https://t.co/0ZynpoJs0i

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 22, 2021

This is certainly a positive for Chelsea if they are to pull off one of the biggest transfer in football history this summer.

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It will still take a massive fee to land him, but this will really test just how much Roman Abramovich wants to sign Haaland.

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Charlie McNeill called up to Manchester United first team training

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Erik ten Hag has called up Charlie McNeill to first team training, with the young striker pictured in training on Wednesday.

The call up is a great way for McNeill to make an impression on the Manchester United manager, amid a tricky start to the season.

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McNeill was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly in at Old Trafford against Rayo Vallecano.

This was the closest the young striker has come to the first team, and he was back with the under-21s to start the season

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McNeill was a substitute in United’s most recent under-21 fixture, with Spanish striker Mateo Mejia preferred.

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But it was McNeill who got the nod to join Erik ten Hag’s most recent training session, where he was pictured alongsie Christian Eriksen, James Garner, Scott McTominay and Tyrell Malacia

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Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante: Chelsea injury news and expected return dates before Leeds United

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Chelsea take on Leeds United on Sunday afternoon in a highly-anticipated Premier League bout at Elland Road.

The Blues have endured a turbulent start to the Premier League season; Thomas Tuchel’s side kicked off the new campaign with a 1-0 win over Everton despite a somewhat unconvincing performance,

before welcoming Tottenham Hotspur to Stamford Bridge, where an impressive display was dampened by a controversial stoppage-time equaliser.

Now, the west Londoners will be looking to translate a good performance into three points. So, with that in mind, here’s all the latest Chelsea injury news for Tuchel to contend with.

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Now, the west Londoners will be looking to translate a good performance into three points. So, with that in mind, here’s all the latest Chelsea injury news for Tuchel to contend with.

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One player that Tuchel won’t have at his disposal is central midfielder Kovacic, who is suffering from a slight knee issue at this moment in time

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What Tuchel said: “[Kovacic] has issues with his knee, always a little bit of a reaction. We decided to take a step back and increase treatment time to reduce the stress that comes from training to have a normal reaction before we start again. Everybody else is available

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has issue to resolve as ‘unhappy’ stars risk causing problems

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Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel reportedly has several unhappy attacking players who he could seek to offload before the end of the transfer window. The Blues have a large squad that will likely be trimmed over the coming weeks

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Winger Christian Pulisic is rumoured to be of interest to other clubs. The USA captain is apparently one of a few forwards who feel they are limited in Tuchel’s system.

Pulisic has been linked with a loan switch to crisis club Manchester United. The 23-year-old has struggled for game time under Tuchel, despite having been in excellent form for Chelsea before the German was appointed.

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But that is not the only reason that Pulisic has grown frustrated at Stamford Bridge. According to the Evening Standard, the former Borussia Dortmund man is one of ‘several’ forwards who feel their attacking talents are limited in Tuchel’s system.

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