Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel is keen on strengthening the offensive end ahead of the 2021/22 season. After Timo Werner failed to fulfil his price tag since his transfer from RB Leipzig, hosts of top-class centre-forward rumoured with a switch to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea top transfer target has been Dortmund’s hotshot Erling Braut Haaland, and the latest reports from Britain claim that the Blues are ready to test German giants resolve by making a £135m offer for his services.
The West London giants are rumoured to have made signing the Norway international their main priority and even consider listening to offers for both Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner to raise funds for Haaland, while have already agreed Olivier Giroud’s transfer to AC Milan.
Haaland has managed to found back of the net 41 times in 41 games for Dortmund, last campaign and is attracting interest from several other top teams across the continent.
A £68m release clause in Norway international forward’s deal does not come into play until 2022, meaning that German giants can still demand a healthy fee for one of the most promising players.
Chelsea are believed to be prepared to match the Bundesliga asking price, with former Norwegian striker Jan Aage Fjortoft reported that a nine-figure bid will soon be made by the Blues.
“Chelsea have him as their main target,” Fjortoft told ESPN. “They would like to test Dortmund with a fantasy offer.
“A fantasy offer will be around €150m (£135m) – double what they can get for him next summer.”
Speaking last week, Haaland dropped a hint that he is ready to spend the 2021-22 season with Borussia Dortmund, who are now managed by his former Red Bull Salzburg head-coach, Marco Rose.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are willing to allow their forward Tammy Abraham to join direct rivals Arsenal on an initial loan deal, according to reports.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are actively looking to sell 23-year-old forward this summer, however, demanding £40 million transfer fee for his signature.
And according to The Sun, the Blues hierarchy have now agreed to let English striker depart from Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan deal ahead of the next campaign. however, will include a £40m obligation to buy clause if the striker reaches a certain number of first-team appearances.