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Thomas Tuchel prefers two other strikers to Erling Haaland - Report

Chelsea will be willing to sign a striker this summer and Tuchel has his preferred target. Thomas Tuchel would reportedly like to sign Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe than Erling Haaland this exchange window. 

Haaland is being circled by several top clubs including Chelsea, along with Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.

Chelsea is on the lookout for a striker, with Olivier Giroud's contract lapsing this summer and Tammy Abraham not fancied by Tuchel. 

Timo Werner has battled in front of the goal in his first season at Stamford Bridge and has been utilized on the left flank for most of the time under Tuchel. 

Lukaku has been a revelation ever since he stepped foot in Serie A. The Belgium striker has a staggering 61 goals in 87 appearances for the club since joining for a £70m fee. He has been linked with a move back to Chelsea after a productive season in Italy. 

Paris Saint-Germain's Mbappe contract will terminate in one year and has additionally been connected with a transfer away from France. 

Transfer expert Ian McGarry claims Tuchel would favor the style of Lukaku and Mbappe to Haaland, and says Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could likewise be a possibility for the Blues. 

"Tuchel favors the playing style of Romelu Lukaku, and Kylian Mbappe, even though Mbappe needs to go to Real Madrid," McGarry said on the Transfer Window webcast. 

He added: "It is on our data that Chelsea will focus on the signing of a striker in the coming window, and I mean a genuine No 9".

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