'Can't get Haaland': Some Chelsea fans fear for transfer plans after latest Dortmund update

Chelsea supporters on social media had serious doubts about signing Erling Haaland after hearing the recent Jadon Sancho news.

Confirmation of an agreement between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund to sign Sancho was released yesterday.

United have been hunting the 21-year-old for what feels like an eternity, but the marathon chase is coming to its conclusion.

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With Dortmund doing one major deal this summer, Blues fans felt their transfer plans were now completely scuppered.


Why would they sell Sancho and Haaland in the same window? It’s a question that was asked by so many associated with Stamford Bridge.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Sancho situation

It would be a bold move for Dortmund to relinquish Sancho and Haaland at once.

Together, the talented pair scored almost half of BVB’s Bundesliga goals last season (35/75).

The Norwegian striker did take up the lump sum, although his soon-to-be former teammate also contributed 12 assists.

Of course, the German outfit could make a very tidy profit with the auction of both their young prodigies.

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They are a club known for cashing in on their star players, then using the money to bring in more star players.

This method worked pretty well the last time they dealt with Chelsea.

Shipping off Christian Pulisic for £58m in 2019 (BBC Sport) then allowed them to purchase Haaland that following term for a mere £17.1m (BBC Sport).

He will certainly cost a whole load more if the Blues want him at the Bridge this upcoming campaign.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.