Haaland ‘expects’ to join Chelsea

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Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland ‘expects’ to join Uefa Champions League title holders Chelsea this campaign, but his agent Mino Raiola may create a stumbling block, as per multiple reports.

Chelsea remains on the lookout for a new elite striker despite the arrival of Timo Werner last June, with the German attacker proving more effective in support of a centre-forward than in that role himself in 2020/21.

Still only 20 years old, a deal for Haaland would likely cost a cool £170m in total. However, it was revealed last month that that sum may not actually deter Chelsea in their pursuit of the coveted frontman, that’s according to 90min.com.

The Norwegian has scored 57 goals in just 59 games since arriving from Molde, including 41 strikes in as many appearances last season, but Dortmund find themselves in a difficult position, with a £65m release clause in his contract set to become active from next year.

It means that if the Bundesliga side want to sell him for anything close to his value, they may have to do so now.

And according to the Transfer Window Podcast’s Ian McGarry, the player actually ‘expects’ to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

However, McGarry adds that the insistence of Haaland’s representative Raiola on a get-out clause could prove to be an obstacle to any transfer.

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By FARPost Reporter