Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has ‘given the greenlight’ for another transfer offensive this summer, which could see them move for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
That’s according to Sport1, who say the Chelsea supremo has made €250m available for another summer of big signings.
Sport1 explain that, after an excellent start to life at Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel ‘has big plans’ for the Blues moving forwards.
Having won four of six league games, losing none, and also won the first leg of their Champions League clash with Atlético Madrid, there is now ‘great confidence’ in Tuchel.
Their hope is he can continue to get the best out of the squad, particularly duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, but he will also be allowed to ‘shape the team’ how he wishes.
This has led Abramovich to sanction another summer of big spending, with €250m made available for new signings. In comparison, the club spent €180m on new signings last summer. Indeed, no club spent more than them.
One club who should be ‘pricking up their ears’ is Borussia Dortmund, with Sport1 saying Chelsea have their eye on both Haaland and Sancho.
They make clear that it is ‘unlikely’ the Blues will move for both, with their interest in the striker ‘even greater’ than the one they hold in Sancho.
He has a release clause worth €75m for 2022, but this summer, the fee is ‘freely negotiable’, and Dortmund would ‘prick up their ears’ if a club was to make a ‘serious offer’ around €120m. They will steadfastly refuse to listen to any offers below that price.
With Sancho, the situation is somewhat different. Sport1 report that Dortmund’s bosses ‘expect’ the winger to leave this summer and Chelsea are ‘interested’.
He would be cheaper than Haaland, with the €120m asking price that Dortmund demanded last summer amid interest from Manchester United, having been dropped due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
That price is now considered unattainable, and BVB ‘would be satisfied with less’, opening the door for Chelsea to make their move.