Borussia Dortmund have reportedly ruled out selling Erling Haaland this summer to Chelsea.
According to BBC Sport, the Blues never submitted an official bid for the striker.
Thomas Tuchel might have indicated strong interest in him but Chelsea could not conjure up an convincing offer. Dortmund were only willing to listen to “crazy” bids to even consider parting ways with Haaland ahead of 2021/22. However, next year, Haaland’s release clause of €75m will become active.
Chelsea can pounce to acquire him then. Signing Haaland will be no easy task. His 20 Champions League goals in 16 outings has made him one of the most sought-after forwards in world football. Many predicted that his transfer might even break the world-transfer record.
Unfortunately, clubs do not have those kind of resources after the difficult financial period in the world economy. Chelsea will definitely have to clear some space within their squad to make way for Haaland. They can expect stiff competition from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola wants to bring in a marquee forward after Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona.
Right now, Haaland and Tottenham’s Harry Kane are the two names on top of City’s shortlist. Chelsea are also interested in England skipper, Kane.