Report: Tuchel to be handed £150m to spend at Chelsea, with two players on his radar

Thomas Tuchel is set to earn major financial backing from Roman Abramovich to bolster his Chelsea squad ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

According to The Sun, £150m will be the Blues budget to help secure one or two of their priority targets.

With that kind of economic resources, the task of prizing such players should be more straightforward.

Hot on the radar is Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku.

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Chelsea are keen to secure a new centre-forward for next season and have highlighted the powerful pair as their perfect picks.

Both have enjoyed wonderful seasons at their respective clubs.

Haaland scored his 38th and 39th goals for Borussia Dortmund in last nights DFB-Pokal final victory.

Lukaku has bagged 22 times in 34 Serie A games to help Inter Milan land their first league title since 2009/10.

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Unfortunately for Chelsea, neither striker will come cheap.

The Daily Mail reported that Lukaku’s price tag is around £105m.

ESPN said that €180m (£155m) is the fee required to lure Haaland away from Germany.

Signing either one of the attacking behemoths would take a massive dent out of Chelsea’s bank, but the potential invest surely outweighs the pitfalls.

Going for the ‘cheaper’ option in Lukaku could free up space to buy another centre-back, also on the Blues shopping list.

Alternatively, they might look to free-agent Sergio Aguero when he’s released by Manchester City.

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Saving as many pennies as possible in this saturated market would be a massive bonus.

Plus, individuals like the Argentine don’t come around for that cheap that often.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.