Reports confirm that Chelsea have shortlisted Erling Haaland as their top priority signing for the summer transfer window.
Despite conducting a massive summer overhaul under Frank Lampard, Chelsea still finds the need for more signings. Thomas Tuchel believes that the club requires a target man in their lineup after Timo Werner has failed to live up to the expectations after a mega move last summer. The German striker was once hailed as one of the most prolific striker’s in Europe, however, surprisingly Werner has struggled immensely in England’s top-flight mainly due to the physicality in the league.
Tutoomercatoweb reports that Erling Haaland has been identified as the top priority signing for Tuchel next season. The report claims that Roman Abhramhimovic wants one more marque signing this summer despite signing the likes of Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell at the start of the season.
Every top European side currently wants the Norwegian striker as his goal-scoring exploits continue to grow in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League. The 20-year-old is currently basking in fine form scoring six goals in his last five appearances for Borussia Dortmund.
Haaland has a release clause set at 75 million euros which will be activated from 2022 onwards. However, BVB could consider selling their star striker this summer itself for a much higher sum due to the immense competition in the market for the Norwegian. Dortmund are currently struggling financially and the Black Yellows could be forced into selling either Erling Haaland or Jadon Sancho next summer.
The Blues would have to compete with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid for the Dortmund striker. Chelsea desperately requires a target man for next season as Olivier Giroud is set to part ways as a free agent in the summer meanwhile both Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner are quite inconsistent in front of goal.
Erling Haaland has proven himself as a lethal goal-scorer and it is no brainer that the Norwegian would shine at Stamford Bridge if he signs for the Blues. The only complication would be to fend off the interest from other top European sides who are also eager on signing Borussia Dortmund’s phenomenal striker.