Real Madrid makes shock transfer decision which will hand Chelsea £100 million boost
Real Madrid will not make an offer for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, which will give Chelsea a massive boost in their quest to add the goal-scoring machine to that attack in the summer.
There are few more sought-after players in world football than the dynamic 20-year-old, who has scored 21 goals in 21 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
Haaland spurned the Premier League giants advances to join Dortmund from RB Salzburg in December 2019, but speculation has continued about the Norway international leaving the German side in the coming transfer window, with Chelsea just one club linked with the player.
WHAT IS THE LATEST??
The Norway international’s agent is in talks with his top suitors in an attempt to start a bidding war, and reports on the AS website have claimed Haaland’s first choice destination is Madrid, but the Santiago Bernabeu club will not be making an offer.
With Covid-19 hitting the club very hard, it has been claimed that they will only be able to make on big transfer signing in the summer and would much prefer to add the exciting PSG star Kylian Mbappe to the attack.
WHAT HAS TUCHEL RECENTLY SAID ABOUT HAALAND?
Thomas Tuchel believes Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is “creating a race” to sign the prolific Borussia Dortmund striker and insists Chelsea are in no rush over any summer transfers.
Asked if Chelsea will meet with Raiola and Haaland’s ex-Manchester City midfielder father, Blues boss Tuchel replied: “I will not answer that, out of respect for the player and for Borussia Dortmund.
“He’s a Borussia Dortmund player, and of course there’s big news around him and his agent. “And it seems like they are creating a race for the player.
“But still everybody needs to accept, and I will fully accept, that he is a Borussia Dortmund player. A very promising player of course, but with respect to the situation he’s not in our squad, he’s not in our club so there’s no comment on anything else regarding him.”
Right now Haaland is one of the most dangerous players in world football, but he needs to make the right career move or he could scupper all that development he has been making over the past few seasons