Abramovich approves move for $100m+ World-Class European player to Chelsea

Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given the greenlight for the Premier League club to pursue prolific Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland, according to reports.

Haaland has scored 27 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions thus far this season, and he is one of the most sought-after forwards in European football.

According to German-language publication Bild, Chelsea owner Abramovich has now personally approved a move for Haaland to give the team a boost ahead of next season.

Haaland is currently valued at in excess of $100 million, though his release clause is believed to be around the $90 million mark.

According to Haaland’s high-profile agent, Mino Raiola, there is a lot of interest in the Norwegian youngster.

“Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you’ve been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in England,” Raiola said.