Manchester United’s chances of signing the phenomenal Erling Haaland have virtually vanished.
The young striker is widely reported to have a €75 million (£65m) release clause to his Borussia Dortmund contract that kicks in next summer.
But with Real Madrid reportedly able to meet that amount and being the player’s preferred destination,
other clubs are left with the option of tempting Dortmund with a higher amount now to steal a march on the Spanish giants, whose finances are currently stretched.
However, BVB are in no rush to sell and have slapped a prohibitive €200 million (£172m) asking price on the Norwegian’s head. AS reports they may be willing to settle at €150 million (£129m), but that has not been confirmed by any other source.
According to The Mail and The Telegraph, Chelsea are still going to try their hand this time around and are set to offer Tammy Abraham as a makeweight in the deal.
‘Chelsea are willing to listen to offers of £40million for Abraham and his sale could help to fund a bid for Haaland,’ The Telegraph reports.
‘It is unclear whether or not Dortmund are interested in Abraham, but Chelsea are understood to have made attempts to find out whether or not the German club could be a potential destination for him.’