Chelsea who remarkably conquered Europe to win the UEFA Champions League trophy last season have been eager to build on that conquest this season by way of fortifying their attack.
The west London club has made the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland who is one of the brightest young stars in Europe their top target for the summer window with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel keen on bringing the Leeds born forward to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, National Daily understands that the former RB Salzburg forward has revealed that he ‘hopes’ Chelsea are not planning a £150 million bid to sign him this summer.
Definitely, the Norwegian expression may not sit well with Chelsea Chief Roman Abramovich who it is understood is also personally pushing for the Blues to recruit the services of the 21-year-old who ended 2019/2020 season with outstanding 44 goals in 40 matches.
However, any deal for Haaland is likely to cost Chelsea at least £150m this summer, while Dortmund are adamant that the 21-year-old will remain with them for at least another season.
When asked about his move to Chelsea at Dortmund’s training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, Haaland told reporters: ‘I haven’t spoken with my agent in a month. You might have the answer.
‘I am a normal person. That’s a lot of money for one person. I hope there is nothing in it.’
Understandably, Haaland’s club Borussia Dortmund who finally sanctioned the transfer of Jadon Sancho to another Premier League giant Manchester United recently are not willing to let another star player quit Signal Iduna Park this summer National Daily learnt.
Speaking earlier this month, Dortmund’s head of first-team football, Sebastian Kehl, insisted maintained the stance that Haaland would not be sold this summer.
‘I have also read about the sum, but for us nothing has changed on this matter,’ Kehl said.
‘We are planning firmly with Erling, this has also been clearly communicated to him and his advisor.
‘He wants to play football, he feels comfortable with us and is hungry to score many goals for us this season.’
Meanwhile, with the transfer window still open, only time will tell what Haaland’s club football future holds.