Chelsea are ready to splash the cash this summer in order to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, according to a report.
Calciomercato.it reported recently that Haaland is Milan’s dream for the post-Ibrahimovic era, adding that the Borussia Dortmund star is a possibility when looking at centre-forwards to replace the Swede, who is 39 years of age.
Claudio Raimondi of SportMediaset (via PianetaMilan) also added that Milan are interested in Haaland, a player represented by Mino Raiola and who is very good friends with winger Jens Petter Hauge. He even claimed that Haaland has asked Hauge for information about the club.
However, Calciomercato.com – who cite Bild – are reporting how Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light to his management to negotiate to bring Haaland to west London.
The report adds how the striker is also liked by Juve and Milan who, however, do not currently have the budget to attempt the assault on the Norwegian star.
According to The Mail (via Eurosport), the following clubs are on the list that can land Haaland: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter. Haaland has a €100million release clause in his contract, which becomes active in 2022.
Meanwhile, Matt Law of the Telegraph (via R1F) is reporting that to sign Haaland this summer it would cost £150m plus agent fees, but if Abramovich tells Chelsea to go for him then they will.