Chelsea has given up on signing Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland According to the UK Sun.
Instead, the Blues will concentrate on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Thomas Tuchel is anxious for a new number nine this summer and has identified Haaland as his primary target.
Dortmund, on the other hand, would only consider a bid of roughly £175 million for the Norwegian international.
That has forced Chelsea to return to the drawing board and revive their interest in Lewandowski.
The Poland international enjoyed a stunning campaign last season, breaking Gerd Muller’s long-standing record by scoring 41 times.
Despite turning 33 next month, Tuchel now regards the experienced frontman as “his best option” in a difficult transfer market and could be the ideal signing to finish the hoard of chances his side created last season.
Lewandowski is contracted to Bayern until 2023 and a bid of £50 million would be required to land the striker.