Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has backed Chelsea to beat our domestic and European rivals to a summer deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
The 20 year old striker is valued at around £150million after scoring 59 goals in 57 games since joining Borussia Dortmund.
“Chelsea are the only football club that could get Erling Haaland tomorrow,” Jenas is quoted as saying by Metro UK.
“That is how their model works. The Haaland deal is very complicated. There are a lot of payments, the dad, the agent, then you have to get the top fee to get him out from Borussia Dortmund this year.
“If you wait a year you get him for significantly less than you would now. But you are in a competitive market where it will drag the price higher.
“Chelsea can pay the wages. You can easily see Roman Abramovich turning to Thomas Tuchel and going, ‘Listen, here is £200m, go and get what you want’.”