The Blues are being strongly linked with this hugely ambitious deal for one of the best attacking players in the world, with Haaland said to be interested in a potential move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Telegraph.
This could put Chelsea in a strong position to wait it out on signing Haaland ahead of their rivals, as they explore the possibility of setting up a deal for next summer, according to the report.
It remains to be seen if this will be successful, but the Telegraph does indicate that a few key factors could be in Chelsea’s favour here.
Manchester City are also eyeing Haaland but could also be keen to move quicker for a Sergio Aguero replacement, with Harry Kane also on their agenda, according to the Telegraph.
Meanwhile, the report suggests Manchester United are making Haaland’s Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho more of a priority, while Real Madrid may struggle to afford a deal due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chelsea, however, are also not ruling out moves for other strikers like Romelu Lukaku, according to the report, so it’s not yet clear how all of this will pan out.
Haaland had a sensational season for Dortmund in 2020/21, scoring 41 goals in 41 games in all competitions, showing that he could be a major upgrade on struggling CFC forwards like Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.