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Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Given £150m to Spend in the Summer by Roman Abramovich

Thomas Tuchel will reportedly have £150m to spend for Chelsea this summer
Thomas Tuchel will reportedly have £150m to spend for Chelsea this summer / Pool/Getty Images

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will reportedly be given £150m to spend on transfers this summer by club owner Roman Abramovich.

Tuchel has been an immediate success at Stamford Bridge since replacing Frank Lampard in January, leading the Blues into the top four as well as the Champions League and FA Cup finals. Under Lampard, the London giants spent £253m on bringing in the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy, and Hakim Ziyech.

However, despite spending in the previous market, reports claim Abramovich is impressed with the German and wants him to improve his squad in the summer. Tuchel has admitted he wants to bring in a new center-forward after dropping Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud down the pecking order.

Both players are expected to depart the club in the summer, with Chelsea being linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, while ex-player and Inter frontman Romelu Lukaku is another possible target.

Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig last season, has only managed 12 goals in 48 appearances this season, and continues to struggle in front of goal. Earlier this week, Tuchel said he does not want to dent the harmony and optimism at the club by discussing possible transfers before the end of the season.

"Transfer periods can be mood breakers," he told reporters ahead of Wednesday's defeat by Arsenal. "(At Chelsea) it has been only about coaching. No second thoughts about bringing somebody in or letting somebody go.

"A big part of my personality is on coaching and guiding my team and pushing it to the limit. I have zero ambition to ruin this atmosphere for myself or anybody else. Do we have some ideas how to improve the squad? Yes, but will we fight about it? No. We will discuss it and first of all we will finish this season."