On February 23rd, TuttoMercatoWeb reported Roman Abramovich ‘absolutely wants’ Erling Haaland and wants to sign the Borussia Dortmund star for Chelsea at ‘all costs’.
Four days later, we covered claims from Sport1 that the Russian billionaire is ready to spend big again in the next market, after investing heavily last summer.
This week’s edition of SportBild covers the striker’s situation and the clubs who have shown an interest in him.
The Norway international, who is now valued at €110m, will have a €100m release clause that will come into effect in 2022.
Haaland’s advisor Mino Raiola recently said only 10 clubs will be able to afford the 20-year-old.
According to the magazine, the player himself sees only six clubs and Thomas Tuchel’s side are not included in the list.
It’s claimed Chelsea have ‘little chance of signing’ the former Red Bull Salzburg man, despite Abramovich’s willingness to acquire his services and his side having the financial muscle to complete the transfer.
SportBild suggests the west London club doesn’t fit in this category, which is why the attacker isn’t keen.
If this report is to be believed, it will be a blow for Chelsea in their chase for the goalscoring machine, who has netted 27 goals and registered eight assists in all competitions this season.