Chelsea target Erling Haaland despite Lukaku signing

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Chelsea are reportedly planning to move for Erling Haaland. Despite spending a club record £97.5m to re-sign Romelu Lukaku during the recent transfer window.

The Blues brought Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge from Inter Milan. Initially he joined Chelsea in a transfer worth £10 million (€12 million). But limited playing time resulted in loans to West Bromwich Albion and Everton. In 2014, Lukaku signed with Everton in a then club-record transfer worth £28 million (€32 million). Going onto finish as the league’s second-top goalscorer.

The Belgium international has scored four times in six appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side this term. According to reports Chelsea are keen to sign ‘a strike partner’ for Lukaku.

although the European champions will have to sell at least one attacker in order to boost their forward options. Dortmund are keen on Timo Werner as they look set to lose Erling Haaland in the next summer transfer window.

Kai Havertz and Mason Mount have largely played in support of the Belgian this season. But an injury to the latter allowed Timo Werner to start Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.

 €75 million release clause for Erling Haaland?

Erling Haaland is widely expected to leave Borussia Dortmund next summer. As the Dortmund star will have a release clause in his contract next summer of €75 million. And Chelase are intersted in activating the realse clause.

A whole host of Europe’s heavyweights are said to be vying for the Norway superstar’s signature. Manchester United, PSG, Man City, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also believed to be interested in the striker.

Erling Haaland has again been in impressive form for BVB at the start of the 2021-22 campaign as has scored 11 times and contributing four assists in eight appearances in all competitions. He has 109 goals in senior career club football already and has 20 goals in the UCL so far.

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