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Chelsea boss Tuchel confirms Erling Haaland transfer interest and hints at playing Dortmund star alongside Romelu Lukaku

THOMAS TUCHEL has confirmed Chelsea are interested in signing wonderkid Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old forward has scored 70 goals and provided 19 assists in 69 games for the Bundesliga outfit.

Tuchel admits Chelsea are interested in signing Haaland
Haaland has the majority of Europe’s elite chasing after his signature

And his goal scoring ability has attracted interest from a host of top clubs from across Europe.

Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all tracking Haaland‘s progress.

And now, Chelsea have thrown themselves into the mix.

Tuchel told Bild: “We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do. 

“Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League.”

Boss Tuchel also hinted at attempting to sign Haaland and play him alongside club record signing Romelu Lukaku.


He added: “Sign Haaland with Lukaku? I’ve no problem to talk about that. Let us see what will happen next weeks”

Haaland has a £64million release clause which kicks in at the end of this season. A bargain in today’s market for someone of his quality.

Dortmund team-mate Mats Hummels has warned Haaland to be careful amid the transfer interest.

Hummels said: “I can fully understand him if he wants to stay!

“Because it’s great in Dortmund, because he knows what he’s got here. I haven’t given up hope that he’ll stay for a long time.

“The grass on the other hand is not always greener. You really should be aware of that in football.

“It’s worth a lot if you have a good environment, and you feel comfortable with the boys, too.

“You have to appreciate that. That is not the case in every club. So we have a lot to offer Erling, it is not like that.”

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