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Erling Haaland to Chelsea transfer: ‘Positive’ talks held, £150m decision, dream shirt number


Chelsea have big ambitions to add flashes of quality to Thomas Tuchel’s squad at Stamford Bridge this summer.

After winning the UEFA Champions League at the end of May, Blues boss Tuchel is determined to sprinkle his squad with just a little bit more magic to turn them back into genuine Premier League title contenders.

Amongst the German’s targets is Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland. The Norway international is understood to be the club’s top target and the Blues are desperate to strengthen their attacking options with his signature.

However, considering that Dortmund are poised to demand well over £100million to even consider a sale it proves just how big a challenge Chelsea will face to strike a deal.With that said, here is a round-up of everything knows so far concerning Haaland future and the Blues’ interest in his services.

Last month, it was reported the west London outfit had agreed personal terms with the striker. That is according to journalist Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast.

Whilst that is a major step forward in their attempts to sign the frontman this summer, a fee needs to be agreed between both clubs which is easier said than done.

In other positive news, the 20-year-old admitted that he doesn’t want to get too comfortable in his career.

In an interview with Icon magazine, cited by The Telegraph, he said: “I have been taking a couple of steps over the past few years and I think they have been good steps for me, personally, to get out of my comfort zone and to develop even more.

“I want to challenge myself in everything that I do. It’s something I think about. It’s also for everyone to always do this. People can sometimes be too comfortable staying in their ‘zone’ so I think it’s important to get out of that.”

Haaland went on to confess his biggest dream in football, which is to win Europe’s top club competition, something Chelsea know about all too well having only recently lifted their second Champions League against Manchester City.

“That’s my big dream,” he said. “To win the Champions League one day. Hopefully I can lift that trophy and that really would be, well, amazing.”

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