Chelsea have reportedly placed an offer worth £135 million so as to sign Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old forward could break the “number nine” jinx at the Stamford Bridge once he signs for them.
Current head coach Thomas Tuchel is believed to be a big fan of him and the North London club is on the hunt to find a perfect striker. Although the club was successful in winning the Champions League last season, their prime target now would be the Premier League.
Although he has three more years left at his contract, he is keen on a move to England. However, as the asking price is too high, it would be a difficult deal for both parties.
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Erling Haaland joined German giants Borussia Dortmund from the Austrian club, Red Bull Salzburg in 2020. However, his form got even better as he scored 41 goals in as many appearances!
His father along with his agent, Mino Raiola, talked with various clubs across the world about a probable transfer. But, as the price tag set by Dortmund was too high, the majority of the clubs declined to buy him. Whereas, Chelsea are the ones who are still interested in signing him.
Nevertheless, Haaland wants to continue at the German club and so is the club, who are willing to keep him at the club. As performer Norwegian striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, he might be heading to the Premier League if a deal worth £135 million is done.
Jadon Sancho’s departure to Manchester United had been a turning point and thus, the club won’t be looking to sell one of their best players. Die Borussen have also appointed Haaland’s former coach at Salzburg, Marco Rose, as the new head coach this season.
Whereas, the Pensioners continue to search for an ideal forward as Timo Werner had a terrible season. Players like Ousmane Dembele, Robert Lewandowski and Haaland are the ones who are currently under the scanner. Despite being an expensive signing, Haaland wouldn’t fail to deliver and could improve even further in one of the most toughest leagues in the world.
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