AC Milan have a better chance than their rivals Juventus and Inter in the Erling Haaland sweepstakes but it is still a difficult deal to pull off.
According to Calciomercato.com, summer 2022 could become the ‘summer of Haaland’ as all the big names in European football will compete for his signature, well before and beyond the expiry of his release clause with Dortmund. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich gave his green light to the leaders of the Blues to negotiate for the striker
Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, said the following on his client: “Ten teams in the world can afford it, and four of these are in the Premier League.” Chelsea are one of them as are Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United. The other six includes the big three from Spain (Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid), Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
The 10th team could well be Italian, but given their respective financial situations, it is to be excluded that Inter and Juventus will be able to afford a deal that would involve an outlay of around €100million. Milan at the moment seems to be the one with the least budgetary problems among the three historic greats of Italian football, but the figures of the Haaland operation make it very difficult.
A replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic is needed though and Elliott Management have shown a willingness to invest in young talent, so nothing can be excluded.