Chelsea linked to Bundesliga star striker to begin Todd Boehly era with statement signing

Chelsea looking to begin the new era with a massive signing of this highly-rated French forward.

The 24-year-old is high in demand after being named Bundesliga player of the season, smashing 35 goals and 20 assists in all competitions.

According to Goal, Chelsea are weighing up a bid to bring the young prodigy to Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea, during the Premier League match (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

There is a certain level of resignation from the Bundesliga club that their rising striker would not be with them for longer after the kind of season he’s had.

Real Madrid are also said to be monitoring developments having lost Kylian Mbappe to PSG, after a long persuasion period that ended in disappointment for the Spanish side.

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But it is Chelsea who have a lot of work to do and ground to cover, following the sanctions and sale of the club by the UK government.

Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig reacts during the final match of the DFB Cup 2022 between SC Freiburg and RB Leipzig at Olympiastadion (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

There are also talks to be held with striker Romelu Lukaku, who endured an underwhelming first season back at the club.

The Belgian striker would like to know what his role will be for the coming season, having seen the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner picked ahead of him in pivotal games.

The good news is that new owner Todd Boehly is ready to inject £200 million into the club, which will help stabilise the team and bring in fresh blood for the 2022-23 campaign.

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Chelsea finished this season in third place and won the Club World Cup and Super Cup, even though they were left red faced against Liverpool twice at Wembley, losing the Carabao Cup and FA Cup on penalties.