Chelsea are still reportedly planning on signing a new striker in the summer despite the change of manager. 

The Blues named Thomas Tuchel as the successor to Frank Lampard on Tuesday and he’ll take charge of his first game on Wednesday evening. 

Tuchel will be on the touchline to watch his new side face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. 

According to the Daily Mail, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is a number one target for the Blues and could still be signed despite Tuchel’s arrival.

The report explains that Chelsea’s recruit team remains big fans of the 20-year-old and a managerial switch won’t alter any plans to try bring in a new frontman at the end of the season.

Haaland, who earns £141,000-a-week, is someone on the Chelsea radar and he’s been one of the rising stars in world football during the last year. 

The left-footed striker has scored 21 goals in just 19 appearances so far this season in all competitions. 

He has been a talisman since he joined German side Dortmund 12 months ago from Red Bull Salzburg.

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The Chronicle View

If Haaland was offered to any club in Europe right now, then surely each one would snap at the opportunity to sign him.

He’s an all-round centre-forward that is quick, strong, clinical and has the aura of an elite player at the age of 20.

He’s scored 37 goals in 37 games since his move to Dortmund and his potential is frightening. 

Of course, Chelsea fans would be made not to want him, but at the same time most will be intrigued to see how current striker Timo Werner fits into the plans of new manager Tuchel.

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