It is no secret to anyone that Chelsea are keen on signing Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland this summer.
Fresh from winning the UEFA Champions League final almost a fortnight ago, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel,
who will discover his side’s fixture list for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign next week, has made it his mission to strengthen his side’s attacking options during this summer’s transfer window.
In all, Tuchel is understood to want to add three new faces to the squad this summer, but a striker, and especially Haaland, is his main focus.
The Blues, like several other big-name clubs around Europe, are desperate to lay their hands on the highly-talented Norway international, who netted a staggering 41 goals in 41 appearances for Dortmund this season.
Although Chelsea will have to pay around £150million to stand any chance of luring Haaland to Stamford Bridge,
it was reported earlier this week that the Leeds-born goal-getter is ‘interested’ in making the move to west London, handing Tuchel a massive boost in his hopes of strengthening his forward line with his signature.
Other strikers have been heavily linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, including Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, but it is Haaland that Chelsea want most, as does almost every Blues supporter.
Thus, if Chelsea were to strike an agreement with Dortmund this summer and successfully lure Haaland to Stamford Bridge, you can rest assured that the 2021/22 home shirt with ‘Haaland’ on the back would be in high demand.
But what number would the former Red Bull Salzburg man take if he was to secure a big-money switch to the Premier League?
Well, it would appear that Haaland, who turns 21 towards the end of next month, has several preferred options. Despite only being 20-years-old, the striker has already worn a series of different shirt numbers in his career, amounting to nine in total.