Chelsea backed to bring £154 million man to the Bridge after opening transfer talks with agents
Jermaine Jenas has backed Chelsea to beat their domestic and European rivals to a summer deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Chelsea have just got back inside that top four and won the Champions League title, But Tuchel knows that he needs to keep adding to the squad over the course of the window as Manchester City will be stronger next season.
That has led to a whole load of rumours that Tuchel wants to add another striker and midfielder to the squad, with a number of world class players linked, with the latest reports claiming that Chelsea have opened talks with Erling Haaland about a new deal
Norway international Haaland has established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in the world over the past three seasons, scoring 27 goals in 29 matches for former club Red Bull Salzburg and 59 goals in 57 games for current team Dortmund.
And amid all the speculation surrounding his future, Jenas has backed Chelsea to bring the big man to the Premier League: ‘Chelsea are the only football club that could get Erling Haaland tomorrow,’ he was quoted on the Metro
‘That is how their model works. The Haaland deal is very complicated. There are a lot of payments, the dad, the agent, then you have to get the top fee to get him out from Borussia Dortmund this year.
‘If you wait a year you get him for significantly less than you would now. But you are in a competitive market where it will drag the price higher
‘Chelsea can pay the wages. You can easily see Roman Abramovich turning to Thomas Tuchel and going, “Listen, here is £200m, go and get what you want”.’
Chelsea would send a real statement to the rest of the Premier League if they managed to get a deal done
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