Report: Chelsea could turn to 19-year-old starlet if move for Haaland breaks down

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Chelsea haven’t given up on signing Erling Haaland yet, but the move for Haaland is one that’s expected to have protracted negotiations. Buys like these never come easily and it could last till the latter stage of the transfer window.

However, Chelsea reportedly have a Plan B if the Haaland deal doesn’t pull through before the end of the summer transfer window.

With Romelu Lukaku not interested in leaving Inter Milan, and Harry Kane set for a move to Manchester City, Chelsea do not have much options in the transfer market. The Blues will indeed be in need of a quality striker, with Olivier Giroud having already moved to AC Milan.

The next alternative for Chelsea is a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. This is also another deal that will drain Chelsea as the Blues will have to pay around £50m for a 33-year-old, with massive wages as well. Reports however claim that Chelsea do not mind spending that much on the Poland international due to the club’s desire for a proven, top-level finisher and with few options to choose from in the market.

Moreso, Goal has claimed that if Lewandowski deal doesn’t pull through as well, Chelsea youngster Armando Broja could be brought into the first-team squad for the coming season.

Broja has proven to be a sensational talent and impressed on loan with Vitesse last season.

Broja netted 10 times and was joint-topscorer for the Dutch side last season, and he has already left a massive impression on Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

The 19-year-old was recently handed a bumper new contract that will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2026, and utilising him next season will save Chelsea some money to go for Haaland next summer, when his release clause will only be £65m.

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