CHELSEA are planning ANOTHER summer of spending as they look to back Thomas Tuchel.
And it appears the Blues are targeting some of the Bundesliga's biggest stars – including Robert Lewandowski, Jadon Sancho and Maxence Lacroix.
The West Londoners have reportedly made contact with Polish goal machine Lewandowski.
The 32-year-old smashed the 40-goal barrier for Bayern Munich last week and finds himself in huge demand as he considers an exit from the Bundesliga.
Chelsea have struggled in front of goal this term with midfielder Jorginho being their top scorer in the Premier League, with all seven strikes coming from the penalty spot.
Tammy Abraham’s future remains uncertain after he was axed from the FA Cup Final squad and last summer’s big money arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have struggled to adapt to England.
Chelsea's recruitment department are said to have had a busy few weeks with staff having reportedly made contact with Wolfsburg centre-back Lacroix's agent too.
The Blues have already been linked with a number of centre-backs, including Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos.
Now reports back in Tuchel’s homeland state they have registered a strong interest in Lacroix and are speaking to his representatives over a potential switch.
Chelsea have been scouring the market for cheaper alternatives to Varane and the 21-year-old has caught the eye with a number of commanding Bundesliga displays.
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Wolfsburg are desperate to keep hold of their star but report claim they could be tempted into selling should they receive an offer of around £26m.
The French star is tied down at Wolfsburg until 2024 but recently rejected an offer of an extension at the Volkswagen Arena.
Earlier this week, SunSport exclusively revealed Chelsea plan to step up their pursuit of Sancho by launching an £80m bid.
The Blues are huge admirers of the England winger but face a battle with Manchester United for his signature.
The 21-year-old is set to quit Borussia Dortmund this summer and has his heart set on a return to the Premier League.
Sancho was eyed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last year but his £117m price tag proved too high.
SunSport understands Tuchel is a huge fan of the Three Lions wideman.
And Stamford Bridge chiefs are expected to make a serious move for the former Manchester City academy kid.
Sancho is a boyhood Blues fan and it is believed he wants a return to the UK to be closer to family and friends.
The London-born ace hopes to be in England’s Euros squad.
Dortmund are banking on him having a good tournament to push his transfer fee up to around the £100m mark.
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