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Report: Chelsea “not fully convinced” on Dayot Upamecano, find David Alaba too expensive, and will push hard for Erling Haaland

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Bayern Munich has reportedly secured Dayot Upamecano, but Chelsea ultimately has a few other Bundesliga targets in mind.

RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

After losing out to Bayern Munich on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, Chelsea will keep its focus on acquiring a central defender — and maybe not David Alaba.

As was previously reported, Chelsea might have decided to back away from Alaba because of his wages, but an interesting part of Daily Telegraph reporter Matt Law’s tweet below is that Alaba might also be pushing to play defensive midfield — in addition to demanding a hefty salary.

Another fascinating part of the tweet was that Chelsea’s scouts were not “fully convinced” of Upamecano’s quality:

With Upamecano out of the mix and the club apparently waking away from Alaba, Chelsea might be looking to the Bundesliga for a striker: Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland.

Haaland, of course, is likely to be courted by every major club on Earth should BVB not qualify for the Champions League. Chelsea does have the financial wherewithal to make such an acquisition happen and also could be inclined to meet any wage demands by Haaland given his age (20) and vast potential.