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Chelsea’s main target in the summer transfer window is to sign a striker.
The Chelsea team seems almost complete due to last summer’s splash of over £200m, and Thomas Tuchel guided that side to win the Champions League last term.
However, it’s the Premier League crown Chelsea are targeting next season, and the Blues will definitely need a top striker that can score 20+ league goals to achieve that feat.
Chelsea have identified Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland as that man, and the club is willing to spend £150m to bring him to the Premier League.
However, Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has described the move as mission impossible.
“It’s going to be very difficult,” Kaveh Solhekol told Sky Sports News. “It’s no secret that Chelsea want to sign a number nine this summer. And Erling Haaland is their number one target.”
He went on to add: “As far as Haaland is concerned, Borussia Dortmund are saying he is not for sale, even though he has this release clause in his contract which means he could leave next summer for about £75m.
“Now some of the biggest clubs like Chelsea are thinking that they could steal a march on their rivals this summer by offering Dortmund more than that release clause. Maybe that will tempt Dortmund to sell him.
“But of course, Borussia Dortmund are saying he’s not for sale, and once more we’ve already raised £73m by agreeing to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. But still Chelsea are interested and still want to sign him.
“We’ve spoken to someone who’s involved in the deal, and he said it’s going to be very difficult. He said at the moment, it looks like ‘mission impossible’ but Chelsea are trying. It’s unlikely but who knows, it could still happen.”