New Chelsea Boss Tuchel Reveals His First Transfer Target

Thomas Tuchel was announced as Chelsea's new manager on Tuesday evening after his predecessor Frank Lampard was sacked on Monday.

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain coach signed an 18-month deal with the option of a year extension.

And now the former Borussia Dortmund manager has identified Erling Haaland as a summer target for Chelsea.

Tuchel is keen to return to his ex club for the sensational striker, who is wanted by pretty much every big club in Europe.

According to the Daily Mail’s report: “The club will back the German in the summer transfer window.

“They had already started to identify centre forward targets for next season, with Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland among those the recruitment staff admire.

“A change of manager is unlikely to alter those plans to sign a new striker, but Chelsea are now set to drop their interest in West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.”

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Meanwhile, the 47-year-old wasted no time in getting on with the job on Tuesday as he met the players for the first time and took the club's final training session in preparation for Wednesday night's visit of Wolves.

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