Deal CLOSE: Marina ready to beat Real Madrid, Man City, to sign 35goals in 35matches world class attacker

According to The Athletic, Chelsea board ‘will go all-out to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer’ and are willing to smash their transfer record to get him.

However, Haaland has a £66.6million release clause in his contract which cannot be triggered until 2022.

The 20-year-old is attracting attention from some top European clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City.

It is understood Chelsea will try to sign Haaland at the end of the season, even if it means paying significantly more than the release clause.

Dortmund is reluctant to lose the striker, who has scored 35 goals in 35 matches for them since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.

However, Chelsea wants to sign a world-class finisher and believe the impact of Coronavirus on club finances across Europe gives them a window of opportunity to outbid their rivals this summer.