'There goes the Haaland replacement': Chelsea fans upset after seemingly missing out on strike target

Lots of Chelsea fans on social media went into overdrive after realising they might be missing out on Alexander Isak.

It was confirmed by Real Sociedad yesterday that the young Swede had signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2026.

This now makes the task of buying the 21-year-old extremely expensive and difficult.

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Chelsea may feel this blow more than most because they have reportedly shown interest in Isak.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Blues fans were certainly hit by the latest update, as they saw another of Erling Haaland’s alternatives slip through the net.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

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Not only did Chelsea followers believe they’ve lost a Haaland replacement, there was also a great sense that Borussia Dortmund had missed out on a back-up for the Norwegian.

Dortmund let Isak join Sociedad in 2019 but added a clause that allowed them to buy back the centre-forward for a modest fee.

However, with this fresh deal, that option is no longer valid.

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That suggests that BVB don’t want or need to purchase another striker because they are not relinquishing Haaland.

It is all if, buts and maybes at the moment. However, things aren’t looking great from a Chelsea perspective.

Especially as the German side have just lost Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, which reduces their need to raise funds.

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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.