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New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly told Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia his top two transfer targets.
According to Daily Express, Tuchel has identified Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba as his top two transfer targets.
Tuchel intends to challenge for the Premier League title next season with Chelsea and believes signing a striker like Haaland and a defender like Alaba is what the Blues need.
Timo Werner has struggled for goals since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig and the arrival of Haaland could deal a blow to Werner’s hopes of becoming Chelsea’s central striker.
Meanwhile, Tuchel believes he can get the best out of Werner.
“At the moment his face is a bit closed, the weight is on his shoulders,” Tuchel said of Werner.
“He cares a lot, and that shows he has a fantastic character. Sometimes as a striker it does not help if you care a lot; sometimes it’s better not to care at all, but he’s not that guy.
“He cares, but he’s not happy with himself and with the way things have gone lately. Right now it’s important for him to rebuild his trust in himself, and re-find a smile on his face, and stop doubting himself too much.
“It’s my job to help him with this, and then also find a position where we can use his strengths.
“From his profile it is a given he prefers to have space.
“He is super fast and he likes to play on the last line, very high up but a little bit more to the left so he is half open to the opponents’ goal and can receive balls into the open space.
“Can we develop movements, patterns, behaviour to use his quality in narrow spaces? That’s my job and I’m absolutely convinced we can because the guy is young, the guy is open, the guy is friendly, and the guy is eager to learn.”