Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has emerged as a priority target for Chelsea this summer.
The Blues could find it difficult to conclude the deal for the Norwegian because BVB have insisted they won’t sell this summer.
The situation has forced them to look at other options in the market, and they’ve now identified Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno as ‘plan B if Haaland doesn’t arrive’, according to Fichajes.net.
It’s claimed the Spain international is the ‘Chelsea’s second goal’ to reinforce the position next season.
The Yellow Submarine’s Europa League hero is appreciated by Thomas Tuchel as the manager sees the 29-year-old as a ‘good option’ because he can ‘move very well around the offensive flank and can maintain the offensive dynamic of the team’.
The Champions League winners have identified Unai Emery’s star as a target and they see him as a ‘much cheaper option’ than Haaland. The player, for his part, has asked Villarreal’s bosses to help him to ‘get out in this transfer market’.
Moreno finished the 2020/21 campaign with 30 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Villarreal.