Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf has warned his former club against signing Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland.
The Blues reportedly have Haaland at the top of their transfer wishlist heading into the summer, despite the Norwegian reportedly suggesting he does not want a move to Stamford Bridge, preferring an ‘absolutely top club’.
Haaland has even hinted he might stay where he is for the time being, saying: “I still have three years of contract. I am not upset about that.
“The media are the ones who write about it, I don’t focus on those things. I want to improve every day.”
But that is not likely to stop Chelsea pursuing a deal, which would likely cost them more than £100million, even if they can pull it off.
Though, former star Leboeuf has warned the Blues against the move, suggesting they should concentrate on getting the most out of their current stars yet having spend more than £200million last summer
“Haaland is a beast. Of course it would be a plus for Chelsea,” Leboeuf told Sky Sports News. “But now you have to think financially and economically, and you also have to also think and make sure your dressing room is going to be following the coach.
“If you put Haaland (in the team) you lose [Olivier] Giroud, but you might lose [Kai] Havertz, you might lose Werner as well. What about [Christian] Pulisic? Where are you going to play [Hakim] Ziyech?
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“That is an equation that you have to make sure is going to work and that the results are going to be good for the club.
“You can add talents, that is not a problem. But you have to make sure the chemistry works. Otherwise it is going for disaster. Having only talent doesn’t make sure you are going to win something.”
Haaland is also reportedly being pursued by the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ahead of the summer, one year before his £68million release clause comes into play.