Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had admitted he will keep an eye on Erling Haaland's future at Borussia Dortmund in the coming weeks and months.
The 21-year-old was heavily linked with a switch away from Dortmund in the summer ahead of his £68 million release clause which becomes active next summer.
Chelsea and Manchester City were two of the clubs heavily links as his agent Mino Raiola made a trip across Europe to scope out interested parties.
Haaland didn't end up getting a move and is now likely to leave Dortmund next summer when his release clause activates.
It was a deal that proved too expensive for clubs this summer, including Chelsea who opted to sign Romelu Lukaku for £97.5 million instead.
However, Tuchel has dropped a hint that the Blues could go back in for the Norwegian next summer after admitting they weren't close to signing him in the summer.
Tuchel added: "We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do.
"Of course we talk about regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League."
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