Chelsea closely monitoring €100m-rated Bundesliga centre-forward

The London club are ready to join the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the English coach reportedly telling Chelsea’s board to make the centre-forward their priority target. Norway international is one of the most sought after strikers in the game, having already scored almost 100 senior career goals at the age of only 20.

Haaland has already notched 17 goals this campaign, with the striker set to start a bidding war. Several Europe’s elite are already showing interest, including the likes of Real Madrid and Man United. But the English manager has told Chelsea bosses to ‘make the deal happen’.

Blues are looking to swoop for the 20-year-old striker despite landing Timo Werner for £53m over the summer. However, Timo has had his struggles adapting to English football and Frank wants more firepower in his squad. The Blues face a massive scrap to land the Norwegian striker, however, with Red Devils and Man City also keen.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich provide competition from abroad. But greater wealth in the PL gives the English clubs the upper hand. Man United have chased the footballer for some time, with the Norwegian manager having coached the player at Molde.

Man City are also in the hunt for a new No. 9 as they begin to contemplate life after club legend Sergio Aguero. Man City can also play on the heartstrings of Erling, whose father Alf-Inge formerly played for the club. Erling’s current contract runs until the summer of 2024, meaning Borussia Dortmund have no obligation or really need to sell.