October 22, 2021

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Report: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich prioritises 23-goal striker over Erling Haaland

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is above Erling Haaland on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s transfer wish list, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Blues want a new striker this summer, and the report suggests they are interested in two strikers in particular; Kane and Haaland.

One is arguably the best striker in the Premier League and the other one is one of the most exciting goalscorers in Europe at the moment — neither of these two would be easy to sign or come cheap.

Interestingly, Di Marzio claims that Abramovich considers bringing Haaland to Stamford Bridge would be more complicated than finding a transfer agreement with London rivals over their best player.

This claim contradicts an earlier report from Tuttomercatoweb that claimed Halaand was of Abramovich’s priority target.

But that report came in February, and at that point, Kane did not seem to be anywhere near being available in the transfer market.

Di Marzio further added that Chelsea are ready to spend €70million (£60.4m) for the England international.

Although, that is surprisingly a low budget for such an elite striker who won three Premier League Golden Boots in the last six seasons.