Thomas Tuchel confirms Chelsea ‘talking regularly’ about signing Erling Haaland, reveals how he plans to pair him with Romelu Lukaku

Thomas Tuchel has sparked excitement among Chelsea fans by admitting the club are ‘talking regularly’ about the potential of signing striker Erling Haaland.

Haaland is widely regarded, along with Kylian Mbappe, as the most exciting attacking talent in world football, and he is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund in the coming months with a relatively-affordable £64million release clause in his contract.

After Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku in the summer for £97m, many believed they would no longer be in the hunt for Haaland, but boss Tuchel has confirmed that it is still a possibility – and that he would have ‘no problem’ playing both in the same team.

Speaking in an interview with SportBild, he said: ‘We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do.

“Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League.”

The interviewer then asked whether the presence of Lukaku would stop the deal from happening, and Tuchel replied that he would have ‘no problem’ using them together in a front two.

When pressed again about the possibility of signing him in the coming months, Tuchel added: “Let us see what will happen the next weeks.”