Date: 31st July 2018 at 10:00pm
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New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri faces a busy final few weeks in the transfer market, as he seeks to rejuvenate his squad ahead of his debut Premier League campaign.

The former Napoli boss is eyeing significant changes to his options up-front at Stamford Bridge, with speculation that both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud could be sold, with the Blues identifying a top-class target as their priority.

The Daily Star states that Chelsea are pushing to go all-out to land Poland international Robert Lewandowski, who they would prefer to sign over Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain.

Former Borussia Dortmund man Lewandowski has excelled during his time at the Allianz Arena, scoring 29 Bundesliga goals last term to take his overall tally in Bavaria to 106 goals in 126 appearances.

Bayern are determined to retain the services of the 29-year-old striker but his head has been turned by interest in the market, with Real Madrid also widely reported to be keen on the forward who the report states will cost in excess of £80m.