Chelsea transfer news live: £52m mistake avoided, deal announced, Erling Haaland boost


Chelsea put on red alert over Erling Haaland transfer deal

Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.

According to reports in the Italian media at the end of December, Frank Lampard, has told the club’s hierarchy that he would like to add the talented 20-year-old to his squad during this month’s transfer window.

But, in truth, the chances of Chelsea spending vast amounts of money this month are highly unlikely.

However, by the time the summer transfer window rolls around ahead of the start of the 2021/22 season, there is hope that the situation with the pandemic will be entirely different

And should the Blues still hold an interest in Haaland, who has scored 19 goals in 16 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season, they could have a greater chance of landing his signature.

That is because Haaland will leave Dortmund, with his agent Mino Raiola looking to secure him a move away from the Bundesliga heavyweights.

Haaland has a £68million release clause in his contract, but that does not become active until 2022, meaning any interested party would be forced to pay a much, much higher fee if they were to try and land his signature this forthcoming summer.

Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland is a player Chelsea have been closely linked with. (Image: Nico Vereecken / Photo News via Getty Images).