Chelsea-linked Erling Haaland would rather join Real Madrid than make a transfer move to the Premier League, reports have claimed.
Stamford Bridge director Marina Granovskaia is said to have already made her final Haaland decision this week.
The Chelsea director has made the youngster her top target ahead of the summer even though his release clause doesn’t come into effect until 2022, according to The Athletic.
The 20-year-old has been in fine form ever since setting foot in Dortmund, scoring 35 goals in his first 35 games.
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And he is now regarded as one of Europe’s most sought-after talents.
The deal would cost the Stamford Bridge club big money with Dortmund said to be demanding far more than his already hefty exit clause.
That clause, said to be worth €75million (£66.6 million), will not come into effect until the summer of 2022 – but by then the biggest clubs in world football may have already made their moves.
And with Real Madrid amongst a list of interested clubs, Chelsea will have to offer well above that to strike a deal to land the youngster this summer.
However, according to a report by ABC, Haaland would prefer a move to the Bernabeu this summer over Stamford Bridge or Manchester United’s Old Trafford – should he exit the German club.
It’s reported that joining international teammate Martin Odegaard is a big factor in his decision and it is thought that a deal between Dortmund and the Spanish champions is more likely.
But it is claimed that PSG forward Kylian Mbappe remains Real’s preferred target.
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