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Chelsea want Haaland & Aguero this summer – but Tuchel needs goals now

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he case for Chelsea to sign a top-class striker grows stronger every week. 

Thomas Tuchel says the club will decide on the right solution in June, rather than April – but there is no doubt that a solution is required. 

That despite Roman Abramovich providing a Covid-busting budget to beat Europe’s giants to Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. 

The question is whether he can come up with the figures to beat Manchester United, Man City, Barcelona and Real Madrid to Erling Haaland – or the personal terms to convince Sergio Aguero stay in England. 

While the signing of either or both will be pivotal to Chelsea’s hopes of mounting a genuine Premier League title challenge next season, Tuchel is still scratching around for the solution to his team’s issues this term. 

Where is the Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah or Haaland to get them through in Europe? 

Similar could be said of City, with Aguero enduring an injury and illness-disrupted campaign – but Pep Guardiola is blessed with goals throughout his team. 

For Chelsea there is less of a threat from all angles. 

Of Tuchel’s strikers, including those deployed a false No9, Mount’s five goals mean he is the leading scorer since the new manager took charge in January. 

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Olivier Giroud has two, Tammy Abraham and Werner have one each and Havertz is yet to score. 

He highlighted the problems of Werner and Havertz against Porto without invitation in midweek. And while he credited the well-drilled Portuguese champions for their role in silencing the German duo, that explanation fails to address their problems throughout the campaign.


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