Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit has urged his old side to do anything in their hand and complete the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Haaland, 20, is one of the hottest properties in Europe after scoring 41 goals in 41 appearances last campaign for the Yellow and Black club.
His stellar performances throughout last campaign, attracted interest from top club’s across the Europe with including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea, who their frontman struggled in front of goal.
As a result of that, the Blues are keen on strengthen their frontline and Tuchel’s recruitment team have already made the Norwegian striker, their priority this summer.
Dortmund, meanwhile, stated didn’t have intention of selling their prize this summer following the departure of Jando Sancho to Manchester United, but Petit has Tuchel’s recruitment team should finding how they will make a deal happen for the 20-year-old, who open for new challenge.
He said: ‘I’ll make it simple. Olivier Giroud is on his way out of Chelsea, Tammy Abraham is probably leaving on loan, and Timo Werner is still struggling to score goals consistently and Kai Havertz is not a striker.
‘Chelsea need a new striker and someone who scores lots of goals. Erling Haaland is the answer. He’s strong, powerful and young with a bright future in front of him.
‘Haaland’s value is already very high, and connections with Tuchel increase his chance of joining Chelsea.
‘Offensively, he could become the finisher that Chelsea really need. I can imagine his relationship with Mount, Havertz, Pulisic and Ziyech making him score lots of goals at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea need a top striker, it’s as simple as that.’
Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has also been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, but Petit reckons that due to Haaland’s age and potential to improve, he would be the best option for Tuchel’s men.