Sky Sports reporter, Kaveh Solhekol, has claimed that Chelsea have identified two other alternatives to Harry Kane this summer.
Chelsea are one of three clubs who have been named as a potential destination for Kane this summer.
Some sources have claimed that the Blues are prepared to use the likes of Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kepa Arrizabalaga as potential makeweights to get Kane to Stamford Bridge.
However, Miguel Delaney of The Independent claimed on Monday that neither of the two Manchester clubs nor Chelsea are prioritising a move for the Tottenham star this summer and are instead considering cheaper alternatives.
Solhekol has now named Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland as the two other centre-forwards on Chelsea’s radar this summer.
The journalist also explained that Thomas Tuchel’s men know that a deal for the England captain might prove difficult to pull off due to their strained relationship with Spurs.
Solhekol said regarding Chelsea’s summer plans: “Chelsea need to sign a striker this summer to address their problems up front.
“Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have taken time to adapt to the Premier League and in any case they are not the kind of forwards Chelsea need to convert all the chances they have been creating.
“The three forwards they are most interested in signing are Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane.
“Considering the bad blood between Chelsea and Tottenham it is difficult to see how Kane could end up at Chelsea. In 2019 Chelsea would not even let Michy Batshuayi join Spurs on loan, so it is highly unlikely Daniel Levy would sell Kane to Chelsea.
“Of course Chelsea have the money to be able to afford Kane even if he costs £150m and they will have no problem raising the necessary funds to sign Haaland or Lukaku.
“As was demonstrated last summer Roman Abramovich has spotted an opportunity in the market to buy some of the world’s best players while Chelsea’s traditional transfer rivals are struggling with the financial impact of the pandemic.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Of the three clubs who are rumoured to be interested in Kane, Chelsea clearly have the least chance of signing him. Even if Levy somehow comes around to the idea of accepting £150m for Kane from a domestic rival (which I do not think he will), I cannot see the Spurs chairman giving the striker the green light to move to a London rival.
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