Chelsea are reportedly lining up their first offer to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
The Norway striker, who has an apparent £70million release clause in his Dortmund contract that comes into action next summer, is wanted by the champions of Europe in the coming months.
The Dortmund star is one of the most sought-after centre-forwards in world football, with a number of top European clubs reportedly interested in his services.
However, Chelsea want to avoid the competition that could arise next summer and make an early swoop for the 20-year-old.
Chelsea value Abraham at around £50m, but Dortmund do not believe that is a realistic figure considering the lack of play time he was handed in the latter stages of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Bundesliga giants are also very reluctant to let Haaland leave Signal Iduna Park this summer, especially following Jadon Sancho’s imminent move to Manchester United.
The summer window is officially open and now the Blues can look to build on European glory and bolster the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.
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Sancho underwent his medical on Tuesday and is expected to sign a long-term contract with United.
Dortmund have reiterated time and time again their determination to keep the Norwegian forward at the club, but Chelsea are doing their best to lure them with Abraham involved in the deal as well.
This news comes under 36 hours after Sky Sports reported that the Blues are facing ‘mission impossible’ this summer in their continued attempts to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.
The source said: “Chelsea are trying but it is going to be very difficult. At the moment, it looks like mission impossible.
“It is unlikely but that does not mean it cannot happen.”