Chelsea were very close to signing Haaland

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Chelsea were linked with a move for Erling Haaland when he was still at RB Salzburg, but the striker eventually moved to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland is now one of the best strikers in the world, and could be set for another big move to a bigger club at the end of the season.

Chelsea are one of the clubs heavily linked with a summer move for Haaland, who’s also attracting interest from Real Madrid and some top clubs in the Premier League.

Interestingly, The Telegraph’s Matt Law has now revealed that Chelsea were very close to signing Haaland two years ago, but were unwilling to pay for his wages and his agent’s fees.

Matt Law said on the London Is Blue Podcast: “Chelsea nearly signed Haaland before he went to Dortmund….they were very close to him. Pretty close. But at that stage, they weren’t keen to pay the wages and agent’s fees.”

Can Chelsea now sign Haaland this time?

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