Two days ago, TuttoMercatoWeb explained Roman Abramovich ‘absolutely wants’ to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland for Chelsea.
TMW also stated the striker is a ‘priority’ target for the Blues and their billionaire owner wants to sign him ‘at all costs’ in the summer.
Later that day, Haaland’s advisor Mino Raiola told BBC Sport only 10 clubs can afford the 20-year-old and four of them are from England.
According to Bild, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are those four clubs.
They also provide information on the Norway international’s contract situation. Bild say his current deal, which runs down in 2024, has a release clause ‘over €100m’ that will come into effect in 2022.
Haaland ‘fully identifies with the club and the fans’, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any possibility for him to leave the Bundesliga side.
Dortmund’s desire is to retain the goalscoring striker beyond this season. At the same time, they are also aware it ‘would be very difficult’ to keep him beyond this season without Champions League football.
In case of the possibility of a sale in the summer, BVB would want Haaland to be their ‘new record sale’. The current record is held by Ousmane Dembélé, who left Dortmund for Barcelona in a deal worth €130m plus bonuses in 2017.