London giants are reportedly set to pay as much as £89m to beat Real Madrid to the transfer of Borussia Dortmund centre-forward Erling Haaland. Norway international is one of the most exciting teenagers in the world at the moment after a hugely impressive record of 35 goals in 34 games for Bundesliga giants in all tournaments.
Blues and Los Blancos are both interested in signing Erling, but Chelsea could be willing to outbid the Spanish giants for his signature. The report states that La Liga giants are prepared to meet Haaland’s release clause of €75m, but that Blues could try to gain an edge in the race by paying as much as €100m.
The 20-year-old centre-forward could clearly be a superb signing for the Blues, with Timo Werner not yet living up to expectations since his summer move from RB Leipzig. Blues have Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as backup options, but neither are ideal for a variety of reasons.
The Norwegian centre-forward would also be a dream signing for Los Blancos, perhaps looking an ideal candidate to come in as a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who the club never really replaced since his 2018 switch to Juventus.
Erling has also been linked with Chelsea and Man United, so they’ll hope this doesn’t deal a blow to their hopes of signing him. Haaland is one of the most exciting teenagers in the world and it would be a joy to see him in the PL in the near future.