Chelsea are reportedly prepared to tempt Borussia Dortmund with a £150m bid for Erling Braut Haaland.
The Blues have been heavily linked with a move for the Norway international since winning their second Champions League trophy in May.
Dortmund are allegedly keen to retain the services of the 20-year-old for at least one more season, despite the prospect of losing their most prized asset for a much lower fee next year.
However, according to 90 min, Chelsea believe that an offer of £150m will be enough to agree a transfer during the summer window.
The report adds that discussions have already been held with Haaland’s representatives, where it was determined that personal terms would not be a stumbling block.
While Real Madrid are also said to be keen on the frontman, they are not in a position to meet the player’s asking price in 2021.
The Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland is supposedly happy to complete a move to Chelsea, should the Blues stump up BVB’s asking price.
Speculation surrounding the 20-year-old’s future has quietened in recent weeks, with Dortmund supposedly confident that they will retain his services for another 12 months.
Chelsea and other interested clubs could be set for an intense battle in 2022 when his £68m release clause activates, but Thomas Tuchel’s side are said to be lining up a mammoth offer of £150m in the current transfer window.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is desperate for the Blues to move for Erling Braut Haaland ‘immediately’, according to a report.
Speculation surrounding the Norwegian’s future has cooled in recent weeks, as Borussia Dortmund are confident that they can retain his services for another 12 months.
Haaland’s £68m release clause will become active next summer, but Chelsea are thought to be readying a mammoth £150m offer as they seek to win the race for his signature in the coming weeks.
But according to sources, it seem the transfer won’t be possible this year and Chelsea will have to wait to wait till 2022 to bring the striker to Standford bridge
According to Fabrizio Romano – Sky Italia “There is no deadline for Erling Haaland. Dortmund do not want to sell him this summer. Unless Chelsea “breaks the bank” things will be very difficult.” (Source: Fabrizio Romano – Sky Italia)
🔹Erling Haaland leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer is still considered ‘extremely unlikely’. (Source: SPORT BILD)