Chelsea 'increasingly confident of Erling Haaland transfer in summer' as Bayern Munich CONFIRM interest in Dortmund ace
CHELSEA are confident of signing Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland this summer, it's been claimed.
The Norwegian burst on to the scene with Red Bull Salzburg and has continued to flourish since his £19.5million move to Dortmund in December 2019.
Haaland has scored a whopping 43 goals in 45 appearances for the Bundesliga big boys, a run of form which has caught the eye of Premier League giants Chelsea.
And according to ESPN, the Blues reckon they can entice the 20-year-old to swap the Westfalenstadion for Stamford Bridge.
They claim the Chelsea brass believe they can tempt the youngster to up sticks with a lucrative financial package and the opportunity to spearhead an expensive starting XI.
The Blues, however, could face an uphill battle to acquire Haaland services as he's reportedly not receptive to the idea of joining them.
Haaland's stunning displays have also caught the eye of Chelsea's Premier League rivals Manchester City.
Manchester United are also long-time admirers of striker, who has scored 27 goals and provided eight assists in 27 appearances this season.
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The Premier League trio will, however, face stiff competition for Haaland from German champions Bayern Munich, who recently confirmed their interest in the Norway international.
Bayern president Herbert Hainer said: "We will go even more down our successful path of signing young players with outstanding skills.
“We are an economically very strong and healthy club.
"Although we are also suffering massively from the pandemic, we can always bring players if we are convinced of them.
"Just two weeks ago, Hasan Salihamidzic announced that we would bring one of the best central defenders in Dayot Upamecano.”
Coincidentally, Haaland and his Dortmund team-mates will be in action against Bayern this evening.
Haaland has been blown away by the recent goalscoring exploits of Bayern hitman Robert Lewandowski, saying: "Bayern are a fantastic team, but Lewandowski is crazy.
"Whenever I score, I think 'I'm one goal closer to him'. Then he goes and scores a hat-tick.
"What he's doing is mad. I can learn a lot from him."
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