Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland says he ‘hopes’ Chelsea are not planning a £150m bid to sign him this summer.
Chelsea have made him one of their priority targets for the summer window with Thomas Tuchel keen for the club to sign a new forward.
It’s also believed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally driving their push to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge.
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But, any deal for Haaland is likely to cost the Blues at least £150m this summer, while Dortmund have insisted that the 21-year-old will remain with them for at least one more season.
When asked about a possible move to Chelsea at Dortmund’s training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, Haaland told reporters: ‘I haven’t spoken with my agent in a month. You might have the answer.
‘I am a normal person. That’s a lot of money for one person. I hope there is nothing in it.’
Speaking earlier this month, the Bundesliga club’s head of first-team football, Sebastian Kehl, insisted that Haaland would not be sold this summer transfer window.
‘I have also read about the sum, but for us nothing has changed on this matter,’ Kehl said. ‘We are planning firmly with Erling, this has also been clearly communicated to him and his advisor.
‘He wants to play football, he feels comfortable with us and is hungry to score many goals for us this season.’
Haaland, who turned 21 just last week, has a release clause between €75m (£64m) & €100m (£85m) in his current contract with Dortmund which can be activated next summer.