Erling Haaland to Chelsea transfer: £112m deal, personal terms agreed
Erling Haaland to Chelsea transfer: £112m deal, personal terms agreed, Bayern Munich decision
The future of Borussia Dortmund starlet Erling Haaland is one of the most-talked about topics in football at this moment in time.
Having enjoyed a blistering 2020/21 campaign, scoring 41 goals in 41 appearances, Haaland is the subject of interest from a number of European heavyweights, including Chelsea.
The Blues are desperate to add a new striker to their ranks this summer and Haaland, despite also being linked with Tottenham Hotspur and England ace Harry Kane, is the club’s top target.
However, Chelsea are not alone in dreaming about the prospect of adding Haaland to their ranks this summer, with the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid also interested in his signature.
With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest on Haaland’s future and Chelsea’s interest in his services.
Chelsea ‘agree’ personal terms with Haaland
The west London outfit have reportedly 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 now needs to be agreed between both clubs which is easier said than done.
Blues make offer
And if reports that personal terms have been agreed are true, Chelsea fans will be delighted to know that they have made their move for Haaland.
According to a report from Italian-based journalist Ekrem Konur, Chelsea have lodged a bid for Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland. The report suggests that the European champions have offered £60m (€70m), as well as current blues striker Tammy Abraham in part exchange.
Haaland drops major transfer hint
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 biggest 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.”
A talent like Haaland attracts the biggest clubs in football, and with City needing a striker themselves following Sergio Aguero’s exit from the club, Riyad Mahrez has been stirring the pot on Twitter after a video emerged of the two on holiday together in Mykonos.
Mahrez got in on the fun, quoting the original video and captioning it: “Agent Mahrez on duty.”
However, he appeared to quash any talk of a potential move to City with a follow-up tweet that said: “Just having fun, calm down.”
Bayern Munich’s stance
Bayern Munich will not be pursuing a move for Haaland this summer, CEO Oliver Kahn revealed a few months ago.
The German club are not in a strong enough financial position to contemplate launching a move, meaning that is one less rival for Chelsea to think about.
“A package that costs – as we heard – over €100million is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment,” he said when speaking to Sport Bild earlier in the year.
“Robert [Lewandowski] still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned. He’s scored 39 goals [in the Bundesliga] so far!
“Just for that, we don’t have to think about Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a few more years.
Madrid in the driving seat
According to reports coming out of Spain, Real Madrid have taken a giant stride in their efforts to sign Haaland.
It is claimed that the Spanish giants have ‘total agreement’ on personal terms with the Norway international, but remain without the agreement of a transfer fee with Dortmund.
The German giants are likely to want around £150m for his services, but Madrid are currently facing a financial crisis, meaning the likelihood of signing him at such a high price seems unlikely.
According to reports, Haaland has agreed to join Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, with the La Liga outfit hopeful of agreeing a deal worth £112million with Dortmund.
This, however, seems unlikely, considering that Dortmund value the striker closer to £150million. But if Madrid see a reason as to why they can sign Haaland for £38million less than that, Chelsea may believe they can compete at the same price, with personal reportedly having been agreed already.
With Chelsea certainly no strangers to spending massive amounts of money on big-name signings, finding £112million to lure Haaland to west London could be more than possible for the Blues.