Roman Abramovich has handed Chelsea the funds to go and get Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Haaland this summer for £150million, according to reports.
Another day, another Haaland rumor, despite it still not looking even remotely likely that we have a chance of actually making this transfer a reality.
But in transfer-fantasy land, Roman Abramovich put on his shiniest, sparkliest, most bedazzling suit this morning, did a movie star turn, and announced as BILD’s cameras zoomed in dramatically, to “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”, which is what he calls his bank card.
That’s the claim from the German tabloid who want you to either pay for the privilege of reading this drivel, or sully yourself by clicking this link to the Daily Mail. (OR just do a Google search, since this is all over the interwebs now.) Or just keep reading since you already sold your mortal soul, and I haven’t even taught you how to dance real slow.
Dortmund are supposedly not open to business except if they get a proposal in overabundance of £150m for a player who scored 57 goals from 59 appearances in all competitions.
According to BILD, Abramovich has released the money for Chelsea to sign Haaland this summer but will need to offload some attacking stars in order to get the deal over the line.
The report claims attacking trio Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Hakim Ziyech are just some of the players that face the chop at Stamford Bridge should the west Londoners steal a march in the race for Haaland.
Hudson-Odoi, who nearly left the club to join Bayern Munich in 2020, started just seven Premier League matches after Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel took over following Frank Lampard’s sacking in January.
Abraham has barely featured for the Blues since the German’s arrival and has only featured twice for the Blues since the middle of February.
The 23-year-old striker was left out of the matchday squad for the FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City, despite being both Chelsea and the competition’s top scorer that season.
Ziyech, meanwhile, was a regular part of Tuchel’s thinking during the Moroccan winger’s debut season at Chelsea, making 39 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, scoring six goals.
Selling all three players for their market value would raise around £90m, according to the German publication.