Borussia Dortmund are not ready to sell their striker, Erling Haaland, this summer as Chelsea face mission impossible to bid for him.
Chelsea offered Dortmund Tammy Abraham or Callum Hudson-Odoi in part-exchange for Haaland but the Bundesliga decided to hold onto the 20-year-old.
The Blues are keen to sign a new striker this summer after struggling in front of goal last season.
Chelsea lacked reliable presence in the penalty area, with Timo Werner and Abraham’s 12 goals each making them the club’s joint-top scorers despite winning the Champions League.
Haaland is their primary target but Dortmund are not keen to lose another key player so soon after allowing Jadon Sancho to join Manchester United.