How Chelsea could line up under Thomas Tuchel with Haaland and Upamecano as ex-PSG boss is lined up to replace Lampard

THOMAS TUCHEL is the favourite to take over at Chelsea after Frank Lampard was given the boot this morning.

The German boss, 47, led his former side to a 4-0 win over Strasbourg just before Christmas to put the club just one point off the top spot in Ligue 1.

But PSG chiefs still swung the axe, only confirming Tuchel's departure FIVE DAYS later.

And the former Borussia Dortmund boss looks likely to make a quick return to management.

Frank Lampard was sacked by the Blues despite having won three of his last four games in charge.

The ex-Derby chief oversaw an alarming dip in the Premier League, however, with Chelsea currently sitting ninth.

And Roman Abramovich admitted in a club statement that his club's 'mid-table' standing is what led to him making the decision to axe Lampard.

Should Tuchel take over in West London, he could bring some new faces along with him.

Erling Haaland is one player who could complete a shock move to Chelsea.

Tuchel saw the Norwegian's talents first hand last season, when his PSG side took on Dortmund in the Champions League.

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Kylian Mbappe – Monaco – £162million

Mauro Icardi – Inter Milan – £52m

Leandro Paredes – Zenit – £40m

Thilo Kehrer – Schalke – £33m

Idrissa Gueye – Everton – £30m

Abdou Diallo – Borussia Dortmund – £29m

Pablo Sarabia – Sevilla – £16m

Keylor Navas – Real Madrid – £13.5m

Sergio Rico – Sevilla – £5.5m

Juan Bernat – Bayern Munich – £4.5m


And last week The Athletic claimed that Chelsea are 'determined' to land Haaland in the summer.

Elsewhere, Tuchel will likely realise the need for some more creative talent in midfield, with Marco Verratti another player long linked with a PSG exit.

In defence, Thiago Silva – formerly of PSG – has formed a superb partnership at the heart of defence with Kurt Zouma.

But Chelsea will soon have to look to the long-term, with Dayot Upamecano a potential target after impressing in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig.

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