Chelsea ready to launch £135m to complete the signing of new number 9 striker
No doubts, Chelsea football club are well aware of their need to sign new players now that the summer transfer window has been officially opened.
Despite winning the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy last season, the Blues want to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool for the Premier League next season and must improve their squad to do that.
It is believed that manager Thomas Tuchel wants to improve his attacking options for the next season and has identified a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.The 21-year-old Norway International, who joined Borussia Dortmund after leaving Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020 has been an important member of the Bundesliga side since he made the move.
The young forward had an impressive 2020/2021 season. He scored 41 goals and provided 12 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.
Erling Haaland’s goalscorer ability is said to have attracted interests from a number of clubs across Europe, and according to reports from The Sun, Chelsea are preparing a £135million bid to bring him to the Stamford Bridge this summer.The Blues are in need of more attacking players especially after Olivier Giroud left the club and will aim to sign Erling Haaland before the summer transfer window closes in August.
However, it remains to be seen if Borussia Dortmund will be willing to accept the bid and sell one of their most-prized assets to Chelsea this summer.
If signed, Erling Haaland will bring the needed strength in depth as Chelsea aim to compete on all fronts next season.