Report: Erling Haaland 'interested' in Chelsea transfer but only as potential stopgap

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland considers Chelsea as an attractive summer destination, but also as a stopgap, rather than a long-term project, according to Eurosport UK journalist Dean Jones.

It has almost been a month since the Premier League summer transfer window opened, and it is safe to say that it has been a rather quiet start for the Blues.

There have been a few departures so far; Victor Moses on a permanent deal to Spartak Moscow, Billy Gilmour on loan to Norwich City, but Chelsea have yet to make their first major signing.

Amid the frustration among some fans, Jones insisted that Chelsea have actually been quite active behind the scene.

He claimed that the club has made approaches for Achraf Hakimi, Romelu Lukaku, and Haaland.

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“In the case of Haaland, he’s interested in Chelsea,” he told The Football Terrace‘s YouTube channel.

“It was not the case a year ago, probably even a few months ago.

“Suddenly they [Chelsea] got Tuchel to coach, they’ve won the Champions League.

“The club’s changed, and so does their outlet for the next few seasons.”

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Jones further added that Haaland might not have a plan to stay at Chelsea for, let’s say, the next 10 years.

But he believes Chelsea would be fine with having the Norway international for a few years before eventually selling him, potentially for a profit.

“His agent Mino Raiola will surely be smart in terms of his next contract, making sure that the player is not stuck [at some club] for a long time,” Jones added.

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.