Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland expects to join Chelsea this summer in massive transfer.
Over the previous 18 months, the Norwegian wonder, who joined Dortmund in January 2020, has scored an astonishing 40 goals in 43 Bundesliga games.
Haaland, who is just 20 years old, has been connected with every big European club, with Chelsea seeming the most likely to sign him at this moment.
Haaland is expected to play his football at Stamford Bridge next season, according to Duncan Castles.
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While Thomas Tuchel was successful in helping Chelsea recover the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City last May, Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner were the club’s joint leading goal scorers with only 12 goals.
As a result, there have been many rumours this summer that Chelsea is trying to strengthen their roster and add goals in order to be a serious championship contender next season.
When Tuchel was asked about the striker earlier in the year, he said: “He’s a Borussia Dortmund player, and, of course, there’s big news around him and his agent. It seems like they are creating a race for the player. But still, everybody needs to accept, and I will fully accept, that he is a Borussia Dortmund player.”
According to Castles, Haaland’s super agent Mino Raiola has been looking to install a clause which would allow Chelsea to buy him at a fixed price before his buyout clause triggers next year which is believed to be in the region of €75 and €100 million.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has also openly shown his admiration for the Dortmund striker, however he said earlier this year: “It’s impossible to make signings like Mbappe and Haaland, in general, not just for Real Madrid, without the Super League.”
Whilst Haaland was seemingly happy to stay at Dortmund for another year after securing Champions League football, there are some suggestions that the departure of close friend Jadon Sancho to Manchester United has opened his eyes to a move this year.
Even though Chelsea have not made a concrete bid for Haaland, discussions have continued between Chelsea and Raiola.
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