Chelsea ‘set to launch £135m Haaland transfer offer’ despite being able to buy Dortmund star for HALF that next year
Chelsea are readying a £135 million bid for Borussia Dortmund’s 20-year-old striker Erling Haaland, according to reports.
The Norwegian is the subject of intense speculation regarding his future amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
According to journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft via 90min, Chelsea are preparing to test the German club’s resolve for the striker with a huge bid worth £135 million.
Speaking to ESPN, the Norwegian journalist admitted that Haaland is still Chelsea’s main target this summer as he said:”They would like to test Dortmund with a fantasy offer, and a fantasy offer will be around €150m (£135m) – double what they can get for him next summer.”
The Blues are aware of the hefty agent fees that the player’s agent Mino Raiola and father Alfie Haaland will demand.
Therefore, Chelsea are keen to keep the transfer sum as low as possible
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However, Dortmund wish to keep Haaland this summer so a huge bid will be necessary to consider the German’s to sell.
Fjortoft continued: “It’s interesting to follow, but most likely, he will stay with Dortmund,
“Dortmund are saying all the time ‘he will stay, he will stay’. They said that about (Jadon) Sancho one year ago and he stayed, so it is most likely that Haaland will still be a Dortmund player in this coming season, but we’re waiting for that big, big offer from Chelsea.”
As we progress further into the transfer window, Chelsea will begin to make moves for a new striker following the departure of Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.
What Thomas Tuchel has said on summer acquisitions
“Two or three (signings) could be very, very good. It’s a constant thing to never deny change; that you always bring new energy, new guys who question the old beliefs, who challenge everybody in the training and in matches, so I think it’s a good thing.
“We don’t need another seven and another complete turnover because it’s also our job to keep on improving, because we have still a young squad and it’s not about stealing from them the chance to prove it again, that they are capable of growing and evolving. But we have some ideas, of course, to make the group stronger, and I think this can always be a positive thing to challenge all of us
CHELSEA are reportedly preparing a £135million bid for Erling Haaland.
The Blues have tried in vain to persuade the Bundesliga side to accept a players-plus-cash deal for the £150m-rated hotshot.
Sun Sport exclusively revealed how that has forced the Champions League holders to revive their interest in Bayern Munich’s record-breaking Robert Lewandowski as they try to give boss Thomas Tuchel the prolific goalscorer he wants.
However, Haaland remains Chelsea’s No1 target and 90mins claims they are now readying a ‘monster offer’ for the Norwegian.
And those claims have been backed up by various other sources since.
One of those was former Premier League and Norway star Jan Aage Fjortoft, who told ESPN that a ‘fantasy bid’ of £135m is set to arrive on Dortmund’s desk.
He said: “Chelsea have him as their main target.
“They would like to test Dortmund with a fantasy offer, and a fantasy offer will be around €150m (£135m) – double what they can get for him next summer.”
Chelsea are desperate to get their hands on the 20-year-old now rather than wait until next year – even if Haaland will be available for £65m then.
Chelsea are keen to keep the transfer fee down as they know both Mino Raiola and Haaland’s father Alf-Inge will command hefty agent fees.
But Dortmund are determined to hold onto the striker for at least another season.
They have already lost Jadon Sancho to Manchester United and they are loath to lose their talisman as well.
“Dortmund are saying all the time ‘he will stay, he will stay’.
“They said that about [Jadon] Sancho one year ago and he stayed, so it is most likely that Haaland will still be a Dortmund player in this coming season, but we’re waiting for that big, big offer from Chelsea
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