Thomas Tuchel prefers two other strikers to Erling Haaland as Chelsea hunt transfer


He added: “It is our information that Chelsea will prioritise the signing of a striker in the next window, and by that I mean an actual No 9, something they are slightly short of in terms of strikers who have achieved goal tallies which are expected of a club who can challenge for major trophies.

“So, is it going to be Erling Haaland? Well, our information coming from sources who are very senior at the club is that Haaland is just basically too expensive.

“Remember that Chelsea spent £230million on players in the last 18 months.

“Haaland would cost around €150m in transfer fee, and then you’ve got his wages to include, and also a commission for both Mino Raiola his agent and his father Alf-Inge Haaland, which could take the entire package over the course of the five-year contract to somewhere between £350m or £400m.

“So you’re looking at twice the budget that Chelsea paid for five new players in the last 12 months for one single player.”


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