Chelsea receive Erling Haaland boost as Bayern Munich confirm £85.8m transfer stance

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Erling Haaland’s future is going to be the talk of the summer.

It has already been the talk of much of the end of the current campaign, but the speculation over where he will play his football next season will rumble on until such a time as an offer is made, accepted or he comes out and says he is staying at Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea are among the clubs interested in signing the Norwegian hotshot this summer, with Thomas Tuchel thought to have put the striker at the top of his transfer wishlist.

The Blues have undergone an impressive renaissance under Tuchel, but the striker position remains a cause for concern, with Timo Werner not yet hitting the heights expected of him.

Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham are likely to move on this summer and Tuchel knows he will need to bolster his attacking options if Chelsea are to be serious contenders for the Premier League title next season.

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Haaland is hot property, having scored 43 goals in all competitions for club and country this season.

Chelsea are not the only interested party, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all showing an interest.

However, the Blues have been boosted by the news that one team have dropped out of the race for Haaland’s signature.

Bayern Munich will not be making a move for the Norwegian this summer, according to incoming CEO Oliver Kahn.

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Kahn will replace Karl-Heinz Rummenigge at the end of this season and has already stated Bayern’s intentions with regard to Haaland.

Speaking to Sport Bild, he said: “A package that costs – as we heard – over €100million is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment.”

“Robert [Lewandowski] still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned. He’s scored 39 goals [in the Bundesliga] so far!

“Just for that, we don’t have to think about Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a few more years.”

Source by Football London

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