Marcus Thuram, a striker for Borussia Monchengladbach, reportedly turned down a transfer to Chelsea, according to reports from France.
The Frenchman reportedly turned down a contract because he wants to play for a team that will participate in the Champions League next season, according to L’Equipe.
In January, the Blues expressed interest in Thuram as they searched for a temporary solution to the strike problems at Stamford Bridge.
Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have not been able to consistently contribute this year.
Even though the England international scored twice against Nottingham Forest, he returned to his inconsistent ways against Manchester City at the weekend by missing several opportunities.
Thuram won’t sign a new contract with the Bundesliga team, thus he will leave his current club at the end of the current campaign.
Thuram disqualifies Chelsea
This has increased the likelihood that he will join the Premier League.
Chelsea has been discussed in the past, but it seems the striker has other ideas about where he wants to play football next year.
Chelsea will likely be forced to go elsewhere to address their front-line issues, and Mauricio Pochettino plans to get advice on who should replace them.
Romelu Lukaku may be given another exceptional chance to lead them back up the table next season, according to certain indications.
He is getting ready to play in his first Champions League final Manchester City while having a strong run of form for Inter Milan in Serie A.
When the Belgian returns, it has been said that the two will discuss whether or not they can work together in the future at Stamford Bridge.