Chelsea are considering rivalling Barcelona for the signing of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, with Thomas Tuchel ready to add more firepower to his attack.
The Blues started the campaign with hopes of mounting a title challenge but Liverpool and Manchester City quickly pulled away from the London side.
Romelu Lukaku was signed for a club record fee of £97m last summer but he’s managed just eight league goals this campaign and the Blues are open to offers for the Belgium International.
Mason Mount is the only Chelsea player that has managed double figures this season and Tuchel feels that the side’s lack of goals has cost them dearly.
The German coach therefore feels that they have two options; either to squeeze more out of the team that is currently there or to add more firepower in attack.
‘If we stick to the group then we will try to solve it with these players,’ said Tuchel. ‘Is it necessary to bring more offensive players around the box to create more distractions, to create more space for each other? We will ask that question. Can we do better in the structure? Can we push the players more? Did we rotate too much? Let’s see.
‘There are a lot of options. The numbers we produce from our offensive players don’t allow us to overperform and we need overperformance if we want to be nearer to the top two teams.
‘I am not pointing fingers, I am not blaming anybody, but we need overperformance from everybody. It’s not overperformance if we have only single figures in scoring and assisting.’
The Guardian claim Lewandowski is now a serious option for Chelsea, with the board considering challenging for the Polish attacker’s signature.
The Poland International has a year to run on his deal at Bayern Munich but he appeared to say goodbye to fans at the Allianz Arena last week.
The former Borussia Dortmund star is keen on joining Barcelona but it remains to be seen whether the Catalans can afford the Pole’s salary, particularly given their financial troubles.