It seems Roman Abramovich is not ready to rest on his laurels as he prepares to splash more cash this summer to get Chelsea back competing at the top of the table.
The Blues’ owner sanctioned over £200million worth of transfers in the off-season in a bid to close the gap on their rivals.
But after sacking Frank Lampard and instilling Thomas Tuchel as his replacement, Abramovich now sees the need to further invest in the playing squad.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb , he is now set to plunge another £260million into the club, with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland top of his wishlist.
Haaland has no shortage of potential suitors lining up for his signature, but with finances still tight for many clubs, Chelsea could steal a march in the race for the 20-year-old.
The striker is expected to leave Dortmund next year when the £65m release clause in his contract becomes active – with Man Utd, Juventus and Real Madrid all set for a place at the auction.
But Abramovich wants Chelsea to land Haaland ‘at all costs’, which could see them splurge the bulk of their transfer kitty on him this summer, rather than join a bidding war in 2022.
Dortmund are open to selling off their most-prized assets amid their current financial concerns, and could welcome collecting a higher fee for Haaland a year earlier than originally planned.
Haaland’s notorious agent Mino Raiola has already outlined his client’s demands: a five-year deal totalling £78m in wages – the equivalent of £300,000 per week.
Chelsea are also in need of a new central defender, with Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule emerging as a possible target, while RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate continues to be linked.
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