'Chelsea are trying': Sky Sports source has update as Blues attempt to make mega-money signing - The Chelsea Chronicle

'Chelsea are trying': Sky Sports source has update as Blues attempt to make mega-money signing

A source close to the Erling Haaland saga claimed that Chelsea are facing an improbable task at luring the striker away from Borussia Dortmund.

Sky Sports relayed the statement earlier today, adding fuel to the already burning flame that surrounds this particular transfer epic.

Dortmund reportedly does not want to let Haaland leave, particularly because they have recently sold Jadon Sancho to Manchester United for £73m (Sky Sports).

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Losing another of their prized possessions would surely have a detrimental effect ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Tryin to land Haal

But murmurs of a deal with Chelsea continue to boss the headlines, with BILD claiming that Roman Abramovich has freed his finances for the move to be made.

The Blues owner may need to relinquish at least £150m (90min) in order to sign the Norwegian, not to mention covering his wage demands and agent fees.  

However, it seems the Stamford Bridge hierarchy still have plenty of barriers to overcome before they can sign Abramovich’s main target.

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“Chelsea are trying but it is going to be very difficult,” said the Sky Sports source.

“At the moment it looks like mission impossible. It is unlikely but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.”

Of course, Chelsea have the resources to fund such an extravagant transaction.

Yet, they are trying to raise some profit by selling a few players, whilst also making room in the squad for Haaland.

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Fikayo Tomori has already been sold to AC Milan. Olivier Giroud is close to completing his switch to the Italian side.

What it truly comes down to is whether Dortmund chose to relinquish their no.9 now for an exceptional cost, or let him go next summer when his release clause kicks in.

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced 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. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."