Chelsea are ‘confident’ they will complete a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in this summer transfer window, according to reports.
Haaland, 20, who scored 57 goals with additional of 15 assists in just 59 appearances for the Bundesliga giants, believed to be Chelsea’s top striker target this summer.
The Champions League holder are claimed to have had a cash-plus-players proposal turned down by Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.
However, a fee needs to be finalised the deal with worth £150million have been ‘signed off’ by club owner Roman Abramovich, and Blues have offered Norwegian star wage demands that could make him biggest earner at the club, according The Athletic.
Dortmund, meanwhile, maintain they do not want to selling Haaland in this transfer window, but the 20-year-old forward’s release clause in his contract which will come into effect in the summer of 2022.
The clause will allow Erling Haaland to be sold for considerably less than the £150m Borussia Dortmund want in this window.
As a result of that, Transfer expert Ian McGarry has admitted that the Bundesliga giants are trying to eke out as much as they can for Erling Haaland this summer and are not totally against a sale.
And McGarry claims Chelsea believe they will get a deal done eventually after already sorting Haaland’s wages.
‘They are confident that Haaland will come in,’ McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.
‘We did report some time ago that the wages for Haaland, which are very substantial, have been signed off by Chelsea and Roman Abramovich and it’s now just a case of agreeing a fee with Dortmund.
‘Dortmund are playing hardball but we’ve been here before with Jadon Sancho and Manchester United.
‘They know what the situation is regarding his get-out clause, which kicks in next summer.
‘And therefore Chelsea are confident that they will be able to get this deal done because Dortmund do not want to lose the player and lose around €40m-€50m in value as it stands.’