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After last summer’s trolley dash, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has hinted it will be a case of quality over quantity this time around.
Tuchel’s predecessor Frank Lampard was handed a huge warchest with seven players arriving with a total outlay of more than £200m.
However, after Tuchel help transform their season, a campaign which ended in European glory in Portugal, the German accepts it will be a different approach in 2021.
"Two or three could be very, very good," he told reporters last month. "It’s a constant thing to never deny change.
"That you always bring new energy, new guys who question the old beliefs, who challenge everybody in the training and in matches, so I think it’s a good thing.”
With that in mind, here are the latest rumours, including two incomings and one potentially high-profile exit.
Lewandowski ‘offer on the table’
Robert Lewandowski could look to leave Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports
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Despite being 32, suggestions that Robert Lewandowski could be open to a move this summer has put Europe’s biggest and best on red-alert.
AS report that the Poland international is interested in a change of scene after seven goal-laden seasons with Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski has a contract at the Allianz until 2023 and the German champions are understandably reluctant to sell.
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However, the report does add that the striker has offers on the table from ‘several top teams, including Chelsea.
They suggested that along with the Blues, PSG, Man City and Manchester United are all keen.
Real Madrid could also be an option for Lewandwoski, should Los Blancos come up short in their pursuit of Erling Haaland.
Chelsea will need to speed up their negotiations with Achraf Hakimi, or risk losing out to PSG in the race for his services.
The Inter Milan star is one of Tuchel’s priorities this summer as he looks to build upon his Champions League winning squad.
Achraf Hakimi looks set to be on the move before the start of next season
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Inter are open to selling the player, with the Italians facing financial troubles.
It was recently reported that the Blues matched PSG’s £56.1m bid for the player, although TuttoMercato report that the French side are at a more advanced stage of negotiations in regards to personal terms.
Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni details that Hakimi has already agreed to terms on a contract that would net the Morrocan around £7m-per-year.
Ziyech exit on the cards
Hakim Ziyech has reportedly asked a “trusted intermediary” to find potential buyers this summer.
Signed just last year, Ziyech was a regular under Frank Lampard, but has struggled for opportunities since Tuchel replaced him at the start of the year.
The former Ajax man was an unused sub for the Champions League final in Porto last month, signifying his current status within the Blues squad.
Ziyech struggled for minutes under Thomas Tuchel in the second half of the season
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Calciomercato claim that Ziyech has been deemed transferable by Chelsea bosses, with AC Milan reported to be an interested party.
Napoli are touted as another potential destination for the winger amid claims that three European clubs have made contact with his agent.
Chelsea are said to value Ziyech at around €35m, accepting they will likely make a loss on the €44m they paid just over 12 months ago.