Erling Haaland says he “hopes” Chelsea are not planning a £150 million (210 million) bid to sign him this summer. Chelsea have made the Borussia Dortmund striker one of their top targets for the summer window with Thomas Tuchel keen for the club to recruit a new forward.
It’s also understood that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally driving the club’s push to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.
However, any deal for Haaland is likely to cost Chelsea at least £150 million this summer, while Dortmund is adamant that the 21-year-old will remain with them for at least another season.
When asked about his with a move to Chelsea at Dortmund’s training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, Haaland told reporters, “I haven’t spoken with my agent in a month. You might have the answer. I am a normal person. That’s a lot of money for one person. I hope there is nothing in it,” he said.
Speaking earlier this month, Dortmund’s head of first-team football, Sebastian Kehl, insisted maintained the stance that Haaland would not be sold this summer.
‘I have also read about the sum, but for us nothing has changed on this matter,” Kehl said. We are planning firmly with Erling, this has also been clearly communicated to him and his advisor. He wants to play football; he feels comfortable with us and is hungry to score many goals for us this season.”
Haaland, who turned 21 last week, has a release clause between €75 million (£64 /$104 million) and €100 million (£85 /$118 million) in his current deal with Dortmund which can be activated in the summer of 2022.
- A Metro report