Chelsea’s hope of secure the signature of Erling Haaland as soon as possible this summer, could be difficult, as Borussia Dortmund played down speculation that he could leave the club.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are keen to sign a top striker during the summer transfer window and Haaland, who scored 41 goals with additional of 13 assists across all competitions for Bundesliga giants last season, said to be their top target.
In order to get the deal done and bring in the Norwegian star to Stamford Bridge this summer, Roman Abramovich has setting aside of £150million, a huge cash believed the German side wouldn’t turn down.
However, Ex-Dortmund captain and soon to be sporting director Sebastian Kehl has admitted that Dortmund are determined to keep Erling Haaland this summer despite interest from Chelsea.
Sebastian Kehl has told Sky Germany: ‘There is nothing new on this matter. He is in our plans.
‘Erling will return this week and he will be very hungry. He wants to play football, he feels comfortable with us and he will be eager to score many goals.’
The comments come not long after current sporting director Michael Zorc played down suggestions that Erling Haaland could leave the club.
Sources have also told Sky Sports that Borussia Dortmund don’t want to lose Haaland, especially because they are already letting Sancho go.
A source reportedly told Sky: ‘Chelsea are trying but it is going to be very difficult.
‘At the moment it looks like mission impossible. It is unlikely but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.’