October 22, 2021

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Chelsea ready to pay £154.5m for Erling Haaland if Borussia Dortmund reject swap deal

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could be set to get his wish in signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to reports.

Tuchel has made an immedate impact since taking over at Stamford Bridge from Frank Lampard back in January.

The former Paris Saint-Germain manager reverted to a back-three which made Chelsea one of the toughest teams to beat in European football.

Their defensive record played a huge part in the club eventually winning the Champions League final over Manchester City.

The Blues conceded just one goal in five games against Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and City.

But lacking an out-and-out striker which Tuchel could trust almost cost Chelsea in the league with defeats to Arsenal and Aston Villa in the final few weeks of the campaign.

Tammy Abraham has been out of the picture under the German head coach with Kai Havertz preferred as a false nine through the middle.

Olivier Giroud meanwhile was often used as an impact sub with Timo Werner also occasionally playing as the man up top.

It was clear that Tuchel didn’t feel settled on his main striker and multiple reports suggest signing a forward this summer is his top priority.

Roman Abramovich is expected to back Tuchel in the transfer market and it appears as though he’s ready to make a teasing offer to sign Haaland.