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Would Chelsea Be Able To Sign Erling Haaland From Borussia Dortmund This Summer

Erling Haaland’s future was always going to be the summer’s biggest transfer story, and Chelsea appear to be the early frontrunners to sign the 20-year-old.
Last season, the Norwegian striker scored 41 goals in 41 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, cementing his reputation as one of Europe’s best scorers.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, and Real Madrid president Jose Mourinho are all interested in signing Haaland to ensure goals for the forthcoming season.
Whichever the striker signs this summer will have an early impact on at least one of the European title battles.
Chelsea’s interest in Haaland has increased in recent days, and Sportsmail has the answers to the burning questions about whether the 20-year-old will end up at Stamford Bridge by the end of August.
Erling Haaland is one of the biggest transfer talking topics in the current summer window, and owing to director Marina Granovskaia (left), Chelsea is stealing an early march on Haaland. What interest has Chelsea showed so far?
Chelsea’s interest in signing Haaland began in March, when Sportsmail reported that the Blues, Real Madrid, and Manchester City were the three primary clubs interested in signing the teenage forward.
When the season finished in late May and early June, Chelsea began conversations with Dortmund about Haaland’s availability, with Chelsea learning that they could spend as much as PS170 million for him.
Chelsea has been interested in Haaland since March, according to reports in Germany. Roman Abramovich reportedly freed up finances for the Blues to sign Haaland for PS150 million, though they would have to include one of Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi, or Tammy Abraham as part of the deal.
Sky Sports Deutschland reported on Thursday that Dortmund had rejected a first offer from Chelsea for Haaland, which included cash and one of Abraham or Hudson-Odoi.
The Blues are set to make another offer for the 20-year-old, given the Premier League club’s long-term interest in him.
You haven’t heard the last of this transfer fiasco.
What has Dortmund stated about Chelsea’s interest? According to reports, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has released the PS150 million required to sign Haaland.
The German club holds all the cards, but has remained mute on reports that Chelsea made an initial offer for the striker.
Haaland recently returned to Dortmund’s pre-season training, and the Bundesliga club’s management has been inundated with queries concerning the striker’s future.
‘There is nothing new on this topic,’ said the club’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl to Sky Deutschland this week.
He is a part of our plans.
Erling will be back this week, and he will be ravenous.
Despite reports, Haaland (left) returned to Dortmund’s pre-season training this week, saying, ‘He wants to play football, he feels comfortable with us, and he will be keen to score many goals.’ Fellow sporting director Michael Zorc was more light-hearted about Haaland’s future this week, joking that Haaland is ‘already in England.’
Despite the tremendous speculation surrounding his future, the 20-year-old was seen smiling at training later in the week.
Is the transfer likely to go through? Director Sebastian Kehl has stated that Haaland wants to play and is at ease in Dortmund.
That is the all-important question.
And there’s a complicated answer to it.
On paper, the purchase appears to be a no-brainer.
Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea’s transfer director, has a track record of getting what she wants, but Dortmund’s entire club structure is built around selling players at their peak and reinvesting the proceeds.
Nonetheless, the German club has demonstrated in previous years that they are capable negotiators.
They’ve never had a player as significant as Haaland, after all.
Granovskaia, Chelsea’s transfer director, has a track record of achieving what she wants in markets. This will be considered as a big test for Granovskaia, Abramovich’s close advisor for nearly two decades and the person in charge of the club’s transfer ins and outs.
Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic, and Alvaro Morata have all arrived thanks to the executive director, who was able to sign them when they were being chased by Europe’s most wanted and richest clubs.
Her transfer market knowledge is superb, particularly when it comes to outgoings, since David Luiz, Oscar, Diego Costa, Morata, and Hazard have all been sold for a total of PS340 million.
Haaland is a transfer guru’s dream: at 20 years old, he not only has enough time on his hands to make a long-term influence on the pitch, but he can also potentially be flipped for a profit should Chelsea opt to go in a different path.
Dortmund knew they wouldn’t be able to hold Haaland long after signing him for PS20 million from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020 – and here is Chelsea’s chance.
Dortmund, on the other hand, may try to strike a hard deal to keep Haaland at the club.
After all, they were certain about Jadon Sancho’s departure to Manchester United last summer: PS108 million in full or he stays.
Dortmund was able to keep Sancho for another year as a result of their position, and they may be able to do the same with Haaland.
After all, the Bundesliga club has already expressed its displeasure with Haaland’s happiness this summer.
Dortmund could haggle hard for Haaland (right), as they did for Jadon Sancho (left). Dortmund eventually caved on Sancho and accepted a PS73 million bid from Manchester United due to the way the coronavirus has shifted the goalposts in the football financial market.
But, losing both Sancho and Haaland in the same summer would be like starting over, and Dortmund now holds the Haaland card.
If Chelsea is unable to sign Haaland, who will they turn to?
There are a number of additional reasons why Haaland may not join Chelsea this summer – he may not want to go yet, or City and Real may leap in, to name a few.
In the event that the Norwegian is unable to arrange a move to Stamford Bridge, the Blues must have contingency measures in place.
Inter Milan player Romelu Lukaku, who spent three years at Chelsea before departing to join Everton a decade ago, may be a transfer target for Chelsea if talks over Haaland fall through. Sportsmail revealed at the end of May that the Blues were prepared to re-enter talks for the striker.
The Belgian attacker has just helped Inter win their first Serie A title in 11 years, scoring 24 goals in 36 games in the top level.
Despite Lukaku’s success in San Siro, there are various reasons why he could switch to blue and white this summer.
To begin with, the Italian behemoths must sell because to continued financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Nerazzurri would be selling one of their greatest players if they sold Lukaku, but a transfer of PS100 million or more would relieve financial strain on the club, while Inter still have Lautaro Martinez as a talismanic striker.
Lukaku joined Chelsea a decade ago but was not much liked there; he is now a top striker. Inter manager Antonio Conte, who previously managed Chelsea, also left the club earlier this summer owing to financial restrictions.
Lukaku and he had a fantastic striker-coach relationship, and the forward may be looking to move on now that one of his teachers has left.
Another alternative is Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who would be one of the most contentious moves in Premier League history given the rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea.
Manchester City is after Kane, and Sportsmail has learned that Spurs have turned down a PS100 million bid from Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Blues might also make a spectacular move for Tottenham’s PS150m-rated striker Harry Kane. Nevertheless, if Kane is unavailable, Haaland would undoubtedly be next on City’s radar, perhaps allowing Granovskaia to get ahead of the 27-year-old England captain.
Chelsea’s other option is simple: stick with what they’ve got.
Werner and Kai Havertz just joined the Blues last summer for a total of PS136.5 million and helped them win the Champions League in their first season.
Despite the fact that Olivier Giroud is departing and Abraham is unfancied, Granovskaia is aware of one essential transfer market rule: if Erling Haaland becomes available, you must get Erling Haaland.
She’ll go to any length to get the 20-year-old wearing a Blues jersey this summer.

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