'If there's a chance': Tuchel doesn't think Chelsea can do it, but suggests he would sign £45m star if it's possible

Thomas Tuchel has claimed he would consider signing Robert Lewandowski this summer, despite believing it is unlikely they could pull off a deal.

The Chelsea manager was speaking to The Telegraph as the Blues continue their pre-season tour of the United States.

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It has been a transfer market full of rumours so far for the club, however they have been able to announce the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City.

This will no doubt have delighted the German, who proved crucial in the negotiations for the 27-year-old.

However, Tuchel told The Telegraph that he would love for business not to be done at the top end of the pitch, although feeling his dream move for Lewandowski is unlikely.

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Tuchel would sign Lewandowski

He said: “I don’t think we have a chance for Lewandowski but if there is a chance, he is one of the best No9s.

“The priority is not on the No9 position right now. We have our top priority [Sterling], we have got our top priority signed. It makes me very, very happy and from there we are very flexible. Our goal threat should be enough right now. If we think something crazy comes up that we don’t see, maybe we will get involved, maybe not.”

Chelsea are currently waiting in the wings as Barcelona look to confirm a deal for the Polish star, with the Bundesliga side expected to want £45m for the deal.

It would be wise for the Blues to add another name to their attacking options, with last season’s crop not meeting the standards needed to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.

With deals for Raphinha and Serge Gnabry off the table, a move for an out-and-out number nine could be of interest, especially after Romelu Lukaku’s departure following his dismal stay.

In terms of instantly having an impact on the Blues, there would be no better addition than the Bayern Munich man.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.