Chelsea ‘desperate’ to sign Erling Haaland, says ex-Norwaystriker Jan Aage Fjortoft
Thomas Tuchel has delivered the Champions League to Stamford Bridge and is being
given a huge transfer fund to plot a Premier League title bid
A new striker is among their targets with Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane joining
Haaland in being linked with the Blues.
According to former Norway, striker turned pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft, the Borussia
Dortmund star is the number one priority. Chelsea are working ‘intensely’ to beat
Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester City to the 20-year-old,
it is said. However, Haaland’s wage demands are reportedly the biggest stumbling
block in the deal.
It had already been noted that Borussia may demand as much as £172million for their
star forward – yet Fjortoft insists the Prem giants are confident of working around that.
Instead, the Chelsea wage structure may end up being blown apart if the club is not
careful in personal terms negotiations with the Norwegians agent, Mino Raiola.
NSL Understands Haaland may cost £600,000-a-week in wages, on a five-year contract
that would surpass £150m on its own.
Any prospective buyer may have to wait until next summer to complete a deal, when his
the release clause is rumored to drop to £63m.
And the marksman appears to be in no rush to leave Germany having smashed 41 goals
in 2020-21. Haaland recently told NENT: “I have a contract for a couple of fine years,
so I am respectful towards my contract.