Report: Erling Haaland tops Roman Abramovich's Chelsea summer transfer wishlist

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland at the top of his summer transfer wishlist as he prepared to provide the financial backing, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Chelsea made it clear last summer that they have the spending power while many other clubs have been hesitant to spend due to the pandemic situation.

As much as £200million reportedly spent on six major signings, including £71m they paid to Bayer Leverkusen for Kai Havertz (BBC Sports).

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Apparently, Abramovich does not seem to satisfied and is reportedly willing to provide even greater budget to new manager Thomas Tuchel.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Tuchel will have €300m (£258m) to spend in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The report also claims that Abramovich “absolutely wants” Dortmund’s Haaland, and the striker is the first name on his shortlist.

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Chronicle view

Aside from perhaps Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, it is safe to say that Haaland is the most-sought talent in world football at the moment.

The Norway international has already had 28 goals and four assists for Dortmund this season.

This includes eight goals in the Champions League which puts him first in the competition’s goalscoring charts.

Recently, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola also said that there are four English among the clubs that can afford to sign his client this summer.

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And if the aforementioned report is true, then Chelsea will have more than enough to persuade Dortmund to sell.

But can Chelsea convince Haaland to come to Stamford Bridge when pretty much every top club is also after his signature?

Gerry is a Chelsea supporter who has more than five years of experience in online publishing. He started out writing for Chelsea fan blogs during his high school years, before writing for several local sport news outlets. After graduating in NCTJ-accredited sports journalism MA at the University of Sunderland, he has worked as a freelance writer for The Chelsea Chronicle since 2020. He is a big fan of football statistics and strongly believes that sooner or later, the xG Gods always catch up. He is also a proud member of Michael Ballack fan club.