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).
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.
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.
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?