Chelsea’s pursuit into Erling Haaland has potentially taken another major step after Sport Bild reported that Thomas Tuchel had been given the green light for his transfer.
This order apparently came from Roman Abramovich, who is willing to open up his cheque book in order to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.
The Borussia Dortmund sensation doesn’t run out of contract until next summer, with a release clause of £66m (BBC Sport).
Clubs will have to pay over the odds to secure his priceless signature.
90min claimed that Manchester City would be willing to splash over £100m on Dortmund pairing Haaland and Giovanni Reyna.
It did however suggest City weren’t keen on entering into a bidding war with Chelsea.
They may well have to plunge into battle with the Blues if Abramovich is as serious as BILD are making out.
Haaland’s ridiculous strike rate for Dortmund will certainly add a few more digits onto his price tag.
43 goals in 43 games for the Bundesliga club is an astonishing return for a player who doesn’t turn 21 until July.
He’s already earned comparisons to some of footballs finest forwards.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino told the Times: “He (Haaland) reminds me of Mohamed Salah, in that even when he misses with a few attempts you know he will continue to get chances.”
This could be a massive summer of spending for the Blues, with Haaland seemingly right at the top of their shopping list.