Chelsea are “pursuing” their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, according to the Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law:
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 7, 2021
Law is generally reliable when it comes to the Blues, and he says that while a transfer is still some way off, there is now more confidence that a deal can be done, even if it could cost in excess of £150m.
Supporters on Twitter are understandably delighted with this latest development and they are keeping their fingers crossed that owner Roman Abramovich will be able to secure Haaland’s signature:
Chelsea winning the league
— B 🏴 (@Kxng7i) June 7, 2021
— 🏆 CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 🏆 (@CFCWilkinsonV4) June 7, 2021
— PS ☆☆ (@CFCLucas7) June 7, 2021
This what a good owner looks like everyone
— #kroenkeout (@MartisakaFc) June 7, 2021
— CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE (@Kunaaha) June 7, 2021
— prop☔️™ (@CfCprop) June 7, 2021
He’s coming!!!! pic.twitter.com/GOPaBYWKjC
— Milo🤙🏾 CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE🏆🏆 (@CFCMILO) June 7, 2021
It’s happening lads
— ⭐️ KC ⭐️ (@carefree977) June 7, 2021
Don’t gas me…
— Rudranil Dasgupta (@RudranilDasgup2) June 7, 2021
It must be pointed out that it is still very much a long shot at this stage. Dortmund have made it clear on several occasions that they don’t want to sell Haaland and they have slapped a price tag on his head designed to ward off interest from the likes of the London club, Manchester United and City.
However, Chelsea do have the means to lower the price, with it being claimed that Tammy Abraham could be included as part of their first offer. We shall see how the situation develops.