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Erling Haaland to Chelsea transfer: Marina Granovskaia’s plan, first bid ‘made,’ £112m deal

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The future of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is already a dominative topic in this summer’s transfer window.

The Norway international, who is only 20-years-old, is a target for a number of European heavyweights ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season, including Chelsea.

Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel is desperate to land the striker to increase his side’s attacking output and bolster their Premier League title prospects ahead of the new campaign.

Haaland, who netted 41 goals in 41 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign, is valued at around £150million by Dortmund and the Blues are prepared to go as high as they possibly can in a bid to land his signature.


Chelsea ‘agree’ personal terms with Haaland

The west London outfit have reportedly agreed personal terms with the striker. That is according to journalist Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast.

Whilst that is a major step forward in their attempts to sign the frontman this summer, a fee now needs to be agreed between both clubs which is easier said than done


Haaland drops major transfer hint

In other positive news, the 20-year-old admittedthat he doesn’t want to get too comfortable in his career.

In an interview with Icon magazine, cited by The Telegraph, he said: “I have been taking a couple of steps over the past few years and I think they have been good steps for me, personally, to get out of my comfort zone and to develop even more

“I want to challenge myself in everything that I do. It’s something I think about. It’s also for everyone to always do this. People can sometimes be too comfortable staying in their ‘zone’ so I think it’s important to get out of that.”

Haaland went on to confess his biggest dream in football, which is to win Europe’s biggest competition, something Chelsea know about all too well having only recently lifted their second Champions League against Manchester City.

“That’s my big dream,” he said. “To win the Champions League one day. Hopefully I can lift that trophy and that really would be, well, amazing

“A package that costs – as we heard – over €100million is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment,” he said when speaking to Sport Bildearlier in the year.

“Robert [Lewandowski] still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned. He’s scored 39 goals [in the Bundesliga] so far!

“Just for that, we don’t have to think about Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a few more years.

According to reports coming out of Spain, Real Madrid have taken a giant stride in their efforts to sign Haaland.

It is claimed that the Spanish giants have ‘total agreement’ on personal terms with the Norway international, but remain without the agreement of a transfer fee with Dortmund.

The German giants are likely to want around £150m for his services, but Madrid are currently facing a financial crisis, meaning the likelihood of signing him at such a high price seems unlikely.

£112m hope

According to reports, Haaland has agreed to join Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, with the La Liga outfit hopeful of agreeing a deal worth £112m with Dortmund

 

This, however, seems unlikely, considering that Dortmund value the striker closer to £150m. But if Madrid see a reason as to why they can sign Haaland for £38m less than that, Chelsea may believe they can compete at the same price, with personal terms reportedly having been agreed already.

With Chelsea certainly no strangers to spending massive amounts of money on big-name signings, finding £112m to lure Haaland to west London could be more than possible for the Blues.

Chelsea plan

Despite the €75m release clause within Haaland’s contract coming into effect in 12 months time, Chelsea are determined to land the Norway international this summer.

According to a report by Eurosport, the Blues are prepared to jump the queue ahead of their rivals and seal a deal for his signature during this summer’s window. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona would prefer to hold out until next summer.

However, Blues chief Tuchel is keen to get a deal done this summer, meaning the west London club are already putting a plan in place and are ready to test the water with an offer.

With Financial Fair Play [FFP] blurred, if Roman Abramovich can fund a deal it should not be ruled out.

Opening bid ‘made’

According to Turkish journalist Ekrem Tonour, as cited by TEAMtalk, the Blues have lodged their first official bid for Haaland.

For several weeks it has been claimed that the Blues have agreed personal terms with the Norway international in the hope of getting a deal over the line, but they have yet to make official contact with Dortmund.

 

However, reports now claim that the west London club have made their first move to try and lure the Norway international to Stamford Bridge, tabling an offer of £60million, plus Tammy Abraham. Whilst that deal would amount to around £100million when taking into account Abraham’s value, it is unlikely that Dortmund would entertain such offer, as they value the Leeds-born striker closer to £150million.

Marina Granovskaia’s plan

Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia is ‘really looking into a deal’ to lure Haaland to Stamford Bridge this summer.

That is according to Eurosport, as cited by the Daily Express, who say Chelsea feel they have a strong chance of winning the race for his signature.

The Norway star is Tuchel’s top target this summer to bolster his attacking options and Chelsea believe he could be the difference between them landing the Premier League title or not.

Although it will cost huge money, Chelsea are keen to make a deal happen

 

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