Still the author of a brilliant season with Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland could join Chelsea this summer for a record sum of 175 million euros.
The surprising winner of the last edition of the Champions League (1-0 against Manchester City), Chelsea will have to strengthen this summer in the hope of retaining their title. With Real Madrid and FC Barcelona reviving, the experience accumulated by Sky Blues or even the XXL transfer window for Paris Saint-Germain, Grill’s rivals will be plenty at the start of the school year. Instead, content with his workforce – especially thanks to the €250m Roman Abramovich spent last summer – Thomas Tuchel is simply claiming the arrival of a world-class goalscorer during this summer transfer window. The names of Robert Lewandowski or Harry Kane are mentioned, but the absolute priority of the German technician remains the Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland. Scoring 41 goals in 41 games this season, the 20-year-old cyborg is seen as the player to miss the Blues.
It remains to be seen if the London club have the arguments to dissuade the leaders of Borussia Dortmund, who are already set to bid farewell to Jadon Sancho this month. But according to the information received from daily MailNothing should stop Chelsea. The European champions will be willing to offer the 175 million euros demanded by BVB. This will be the most expensive deal in the history of the Premier League, and the third ever behind the two stars of Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar (222 million euros) and Kylian Mbappe (180 million euros). The Blues will only have to spread that massive amount into several installments to avoid installing Fair Play Financial. Note that Leeds-born Erling Haaland would not be against returning to the UK this summer. It looks like the big blow for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel is starting to take shape.