Chelsea backed to seal Erling Haaland transfer by selling three first-team players


Chelsea backed to seal Erling Haaland transfer by selling three first-team players

According to Bundesliga expert Jan Aage Fjortoft, Chelsea should be able to acquire at least half of the monies required to sign Erling Haaland by selling three first-team players. 

Haaland is Chelsea's main striker target this summer, as the Blues look to sign the Norwegian before his release clause expires in a year.


Chelsea is said to have had a bid for Haaland rejected by Borussia Dortmund last week.

According to reports, the Blues offered Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and money to sign the 20-year-old.

Dortmund was not interested in that idea, but Fjortoft believes a deal may still be struck that would bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.

Dortmund is thought to be looking for up to £150 million in an outright move.

Fjortoft believes that if Chelsea sells Abraham, Hudson-Odoi, and Hakim Ziyech, buying Haaland makes perfect sense for a variety of reasons.

"I still believe there is a potential for this to happen," Fjortoft told ESPN FC.

"If you look at it from the perspective of Chelsea, the management of Chelsea, because it's not like you can always contact [Roman] Abramovich and say 'we need this money, we need this guy.'

"If you look at them with Tammy Abraham, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech - they will probably get, should we say, half of Haaland's transfer money from other clubs." Some desperate clubs nearing the end of the transfer window

Chelsea backed to seal Erling Haaland transfer by selling three first-team players

"So they have players to sell as well, so I think this may be a solid financial case for them, and we haven't even begun to think about how much they will gain from being a Premier League contender and possibly winning the Premier League."

"So I believe this is the ideal striker for them."

According to Fjortoft, it is unclear whether Haaland would be willing to transfer to Chelsea, with Real Madrid and Barcelona expected to be keen when the release clause becomes active next summer.

However, he believes Haaland would be more open to the notion if Chelsea made it plain that they are willing to pay a high price for his services.

"One final thing," Fjortoft added, "we haven't talked about Team Haaland."

"Would Erling Haaland like to visit Chelsea?" Well, if you find someone who is so desperate to have him that they are willing to break the bank to obtain him, I believe this would be a very excellent deal for everyone concerned."


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