Chelsea transfer news round-up as Haaland stance changed and star eyes new deal

Chelsea are making plans for the summer transfer window, with the Blues eager to continue spending big to improve Thomas Tuchel's squad.

Stamford Bridge officials want a new centre-forward to join this summer, with Timo Werner failing to impress.

Chelsea forked out £250million on new players last year, but not everyone has lived up to the hype so far.

Tuchel is yet to make any new signings since coming to the club, having joined just before the end of the January window.

But the new boss is said to be giving his input over transfers, and has decided on his prime target for the upcoming window.

Here are today's Chelsea transfer rumours.

Lukaku bid eyed

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Chelsea have apparently decided to make a bid for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

The Blues sold Lukaku to Everton back in 2014 for £28m, and he's gone from strength to strength since then.

And according to the Sun, he is Tuchel's top target ahead of the window despite potentially costing £90m.

Haaland interest ended

Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland was originally Chelsea's top target, but the Blues apparently feel that he's destined for Manchester City instead.

Haaland is valued around the £130m mark by the Bundesliga side, who are set to cash in this summer.

And the Sun claims Chelsea have accepted defeat, instead moving onto other targets.

Christensen eyes new deal

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has declared he wants to sign a new contract with the club.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website, the centre-back said: "There have not been any talks [on a contract extension] yet, but like I said, I'm in this for the long run and I always have been.

"I feel like this is my second home. Denmark will always be my home, but Chelsea will always be my place."

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