Chelsea have two plans in place as Abramovich ‘confident’ in striker deal
Chelsea are reportedly “working intensely” on a deal to bring Erling Haaland to Stamford Bridge this summer, with Roman Abramovich saying he is “confident” of making a deal.
the Norwegian hitman is seen as the missing piece of Thomas Tuchel’s puzzle, with a prolific striker needed at number one in West London. Indeed, the potential arrival of Haaland would drop the Blues to become one of the favorites for the Premier League title next season.
Borussia Dortmund are desperate to keep the leader, who has also been linked with the two Manchester clubs. Indeed, the Bundesliga side have informed Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola that they have no plans to sell.
However, that shouldn’t stop Raiola from exploring potential options for her client this summer.
Indeed, Norwegian broadcaster Jan Aage Fjortoft – who has close contacts in Dortmund – claims Chelsea worked hard behind the scenes to secure a deal.
He cites the fees will be significant for a player who has scored 59 goals in 57 appearances for Dortmund. Haaland is expected to cost any potential suitor over Â£ 85million.
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Chelsea have two plans in place
Chelsea, however, have firm plans in place to secure the transfer. The report adds that they intend to fund the deal through player sales. Either that or negotiating a change that includes a number of installments over a period of time.
At this stage, the biggest obstacle remains the wage structure in West London.
Chances are they will make Haaland their best income. This could end up working against them in future contract negotiations.
A deal could also take place at any time in the next Euro 2020 final. This is due to the fact that Norway failed to qualify for the tournament.
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