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Chelsea already in negotiations to sign £170M striker with player open to joining

Chelsea’s plans to pursue Romelu Lukaku may have been derailed by the star’s intention to remain in Inter Milan but a close friend of Erling Haaland’s father has revealed new interesting information via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Jan Aafe Fjortoft, Alf-Inge Haaland’s close buddy, has intimated that Chelsea’s interest in signing Haaland from Borussia Dortmund appears to be accelerating, regardless of the complexity of the deal, with the Daily Mail publishing their own report, providing more information on the matter.

The report subsequently claims that talks between Chelsea and Dortmund are now already in progress, with young superstar striker Haaland open to the idea of moving to Stamford Bridge and playing for the newly-crowned European champions under Thomas Tuchel.

The Daily Mail Dortmund will seek no less than £170M for the striker with Blues owner Roman Abramovich willing to open his cheque book as Chelsea are fully convinced that Haaland is the ideal striker for them to shore up their attack and give them that extra edge in narrowing the gap between the Blues and Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens in the Premier League championship pursuit when the new season kicks off in July.

Admittedly securing Haaland’s signature at this juncture may seem to be a bit of a pie-in-the-sky operation, nevertheless the operation to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen last summer was ambitious, complex and expensive, and they still managed to get that done.

Signing Haaland will no doubt be much trickier, but that’s not to say it’s impossible.