Chelsea are opening talks on a move from Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland that could pay them up to £ 170 MILLION … and Blues are considering offering Tammy Abraham as part of the deal
- Chelsea have opened talks on a £ 170m move for Erling Haaland
- Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that he wants to sign an outstanding striker this summer
- The Norwegian could ask for wages of up to £ 300,000 a week
- The Blues will try to offer Dortmund to Tammy Abraham as part of a deal
Chelsea have opened talks to move from Erling Braut Haaland, although it could prove difficult.
Borussia Dortmund have announced that they do not want to sell their coveted center forward this summer, but the ambitious Haaland is open to the next step in his career.
A move to European champions under a coach like Thomas Tuchel appeals to Haaland, but the total cost could be close to £ 170million.
Chelsea have opened talks to move Erling Haaland for a staggering £ 170million
Thomas Tuchel has made it clear that he would like to sign an outstanding striker in the transfer window
Chelsea have players to offer in negotiations, including £ 40m worth of Tammy Abraham, and his name has been mentioned in initial talks.
Tuchel has made it clear to Marina Granovskaia and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that he believes a productive center-forward is paramount to Chelsea’s progress and a sustainable challenge for Manchester City.
A number have been considered, but Haaland’s profile and age put him at the top of the list.
The Blues could offer Dortmund Tammy Abraham as part of the deal for Haaland with a value of 40 million pounds
Harry Kane’s move from bitter rivals Tottenham is considered too difficult while Romelu Lukaku said last week he wanted to stay at Inter Milan.
Haaland is wanted by all the top clubs in Europe and Dortmund say the 20-year-old will stay for the next season. That won’t stop Chelsea, however, from testing their resolve for the Norwegian, who scored 40 goals last season, as they continue to be encouraged by the players’ camp.
Haaland’s salary will also be high as his agent Mino Raiola is expected to charge at least £ 300,000 a week, but Chelsea are in a strong position compared to some of their rivals.
Dortmund has yet to acknowledge whether they have an interest in signing Abraham, but they have started looking for Haaland’s replacement as they are aware of the call for his signature.
Haaland’s salary will be high as his agent Mino Raiola is expected to demand at least £ 300,000
They had intended to use funds from the anticipated sale of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.
The fee for Sancho will be sizeable, although it is unclear whether the Old Trafford Club can meet the Dortmund valuation of £ 80m plus without a tiered payment structure.
Chelsea face a busy summer as Tuchel seeks to reshape his squad. In addition to a center forward, he would like more options in the central defender, midfield and right full-back, while around 14 players could either borrow or change permanently.
Chelsea youngster Pierre Ekwah moves to West Ham after a successful lawsuit. The fee for the 19-year-old French defender could reach £ 1.2million and includes a sale clause.