Roman Abramovich Set to Splash Cash on Erling Haaland
The 20-year-old Norwegian, who scored 41 goals in 41 games for the German side last season, would join Manchester United for £73 million, following England international Jadon Sancho.
According to BILD, Abramovich has set aside funds for Chelsea to buy Haaland this summer, but the club will have to shed some attacking players to complete the transaction.
According to the report, attacking trio Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, and Hakim Ziyech are among the players who might be let go at Stamford Bridge if the west Londoners win the race for Haaland.
Hudson-Odoi, who was close to joining Bayern Munich in 2020, has only started seven Premier League games since Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel took over after Frank Lampard was fired in January.
Despite being Chelsea’s and the competition’s top scorer that season, the 23-year-old striker was left out of the matchday team for the FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City.
Meanwhile, Ziyech was a constant on Tuchel’s mind during the Moroccan winger’s first season at Chelsea, where he made 39 appearances in all competitions and scored six goals.
According to the German tabloid, selling all three players for their market worth would yield roughly £90 million.
Olivier Giroud is another Chelsea forward who is anticipated to leave this summer.
Last week, Sportsmail learned that the Frenchman is close to signing a two-year contract with AC Milan, and that he will travel to Italy next week to finalize the deal.