Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has allegedly moved away from bringing in Federico Chiesa from Juventus.
The west Londoners head into the new campaign in just a few weeks with no new players yet to join Thomas Tuchel‘s side.
Chairman Roman Abramovich is apparently happy to back the German tactician in the transfer market though after leading the Blues to Champions League glory back in March.
Landing a new out-and-out striker is viewed as a top priority with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane all linked.
Borussia Dortmund have made it clear that any summer move to sign Haaland will take a mammoth offer while Tottenham are also unwilling to letting their key forward walk away for anything less than £150 million.
And Romelu has indicated that he is happy to stay at Inter Milan for the new campaign, meaning the west Londoners may have to look elsewhere.
But bolstering options in the wide zones is also an objective for the London heavyweights in the transfer window.
Chiesa, who proved to be a superstar for his country at UEFA Euro 2020, was considered as a top target at Chelsea.
The Bianconeri are desperate to retain the services of the 23-year-old though and build the attack around the Italian and the Blues have seemingly accepted defeat in their chase for Chiese.
In other news, Eden Hazard is reportedly ken on returning to Chelsea this summer, two seasons after he left Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid.
The Belgium international spent seven years with the Blues after signing from Lille back in 2012, scoring 110 goals in 352 matches, and won two Premier League titles, the EFL Cup, FA Cup and two Europa League crowns.
Real Madrid spent around £103.5 million on the Belgian in 2019, but the player has only made 30 league appearances across two terms in Spain and found the back of the net just five times.
The Mirror claim that the 30-year-old star now wants to go back to the British capital to rediscover his best form.
Los Blancos are keen to lower their wage bill and allocate cash from player sales, but new boss Carlo Ancelotti thinks he can get the best out of Eden.
Meantime, it is not yet clear whether Thomas Tuchel would be keen on bringing the forward back to Stamford Bridge.