The London giants are reportedly set to pay as much as £89m to beat Real Madrid to the transfer of Borussia Dortmund centre-forward Erling Haaland. Erling is one of the most talented footballers in the world at the moment after a hugely impressive record of 35 goals in 34 games for Bundesliga giants in all tournaments.
Chelsea and Real Madrid are both interested in signing Haaland, but the Blues could be willing to outbid the Spanish giants for his signature. The report states that La Liga giants are prepared to meet Haaland’s release clause of €75m, but that the Blues could try to gain an edge in the race by paying as much as €100m.
The 20-year-old centre-forward could clearly be a superb signing for the west London giants, with Timo Werner not yet living up to expectations since his summer move from RB Leipzig. Blues have Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as backup options, but neither are ideal for a variety of reasons.
Norway international would also be a dream signing for Real Madrid, perhaps looking an ideal candidate to come in as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who the club never really replaced since his 2018 switch to Juventus.
Bundesliga giants have made an indifferent start to the league this term, and with Lucien Favre and the club parting ways, there is some rebuilding to do as they continue dreaming for glory on domestic and European fronts.
The 20 centre-forward is currently one of the hottest young prospects in world football, and Chelsea face stiff contest for the forward’s signature, with the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Man City, a club Erling has personal ties to, in the mix as well.