Chelsea transfer news – The THREE most likely striker signings if Blues fail to complete £150m Erling Haaland deal
CHELSEA are still focused on signing Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.
However, Thomas Tuchel's side will be forced to consider alternative options if the Bundesliga club continue to rebuff offers for the 21-yer-old.
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The Blues are desperate to build on their Champions League success by bringing a new striker to Stamford Bridge.
And Norwegian superstar Haaland is their first-choice target, who is priced at 7/4 to join.
Chelsea have tried and failed with a players-plus-cash deal for the £150m-rated hotshot.
And with around 40 days until the transfer window closes on September 3 – Chelsea might have to push on with other options.
Here, SunSport take a closer look at the three most likely striker targets, according to odds supplied by bookmakers Betfair.
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Romelu Lukaku – 2/1
A familiar face in Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku is Chelsea's most viable alternative to Haaland, according to Betfair.
The Belgian superstar is available at 2/1 to return to West London, where he made a total of 15 appearances before being offloaded to Everton.
The Athletic claim Lukaku is 'still admired' by Chelsea chiefs but would cost upwards of £100million to prize away from the Italian champions.
Harry Kane – 9/2
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is next in the betting market at 9/2.
The centre-forward enjoyed another prolific campaign at Spurs – scoring 33 goals and providing 17 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions.
Manager Tuchel has reportedly confirmed that he wants Kane in his ranks.
However, Kane's contract situation paired with the intense local rivalry could hinder Chelsea's chances of agreeing a deal.
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Danny Ings – 11/2
Southampton forward Danny Ings is the outsider of the trio at 11/2.
The 28-year-old, who has entered the final year of his contract, has made it clear that he's looking to leave Saints.
Ings wants to test himself at the highest level and feels he's got unfinished business having failed to make an impression at Liverpool.
The Athletic claim Chelsea might 'look in his direction' if nothing else materialises with Haaland, Lukaku or Kane.
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