Chelsea Handed Transfer Boost With £155m Erling Haaland Move
But with the offer unlikely to satisfy the German outfit, Roman Abramovich could instead table a whopping £154.5m bid for the Norweigan talisman.
However, Tuchel has lacked an out-and-out striker and multiple reports suggest that signing a new forward this summer is his top priority.
According to Marca, Abramovich is expected to back Tuchel and it appears even more likely as though he’s ready to make a teasing offer to sign Haaland.
But if Dortmund reject the Abraham-plus-cash deal to sign Haaland – widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world right now – then at least £154.5m will have to suffice.
That is the fee said to be the price Dortmund have demanded should any team try and prise the 20-year-old away this summer.
It’s been reported that Haaland’s release clause, which becomes active in 2022, is in the region of £68m.
And although Chelsea appear to be in the driving seat to claim the young forwards’ signature, they face stern competition from leading contenders in the Premier League and La Liga.