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Three strikers Chelsea could sign with £60m raised from deadwood clearout

Chelsea are aiming to land a big-name forward in the summer transfer window.

It comes after a bright start to life under Thomas Tuchel, with the Blues competing on three fronts.

After taking over with the club ninth in the Premier League, they are now the favourites to land a spot in the top four – where they are three points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.

They also find themselves in the FA Cup final, where they will face Leicester but the Champions League is the one that has fans salivating.

With the final on the horizon, this is Chelsea’s best chance to win the trophy for the first time since 2012.

Chelsea are on the brink of a Champions League final

And plans are already in place for the summer transfer window – with a striker desperately craved as the likes of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud have struggled.

The latter duo appear to be on their way out, with Abraham being priced at £40m and Giroud’s contract expiring in the summer.

Also joining them on the exit list could be Michy Batshuayi, priced at £10m, Ike Ugbo at £5m and Davide Zappacosta, valued at £7m.

That would see around £60m returned to the club’s coffers – which would go straight into the pot for a new striker to act as Tuchel’s focal point.

But who could arrive as a potential arrival with that amount of cash? Erling Haaland and Harry Kane would be completely out of their price range.

Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A football match between Parma Calcio and FC Internazionale.
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However, with help from Roman Abramovich, an offer for Romelu Lukaku might tempt Inter Milan into a sale despite the fact the Belgian has just led them to their first Serie A title in 10 years.

Another option is Sergio Aguero, who would be a free agent in the summer when his decade-spell at Manchester City comes to an end.

The Argentine has long been eyed by Abramovich – and despite being 32, would be a brilliant capture for the Blues – who would save a tonne of cash by landing the free agent.

If experience is what is wanted and Aguero is not an option, there are not many better strikers in the world than Robert Lewandowski.

Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City this summer
Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City this summer

Other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Poland international is the highest goalscorer in Champions League history with 73.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 32-year-old, who would still command a hefty fee – but armed with £60m, that would be enough to prise him away from Bayern Munich, should he decide he wants a new challenge.

However, if Abramovich wants his top target in Haaland – he will need a lot more than £60m to beat off the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid to his signature.

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