Report: Chelsea set to sell trio to fund Erling Haaland move
Chelsea are set to welcome several players this summer to fund their successful project to sign Erling Haaland, according to reports.
Following their Champions League triumph in May, Thomas Tuchel is looking to join his winning side in Europe for the 2021/22 season to mount a challenge for the Premier League title.
One of the areas Tuchel is looking to strengthen is the center-forward role. Erling Haaland is the number one target and Chelsea are ready to do anything to get him to Stamford Bridge in the current window.
But Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will only give the green light if the players are sold to clear some funding to fund the 20-year-old’s move, according to BILD in Germany.
Abramovich is ready to finance the move but the payroll must be reduced if the Blues want to sign their declaration.
According to the report, Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi could all be sold to make way for Haaland’s arrival.
Haaland’s future remains uncertain this summer before his £ 68million release clause becomes active next summer. Dortmund want him to stay for another season and their position is that he will stay for another season.
“We are firmly planning with Erling for the new season”, said sporting director Michael Zorc.
What Thomas Tuchel said about summer acquisitions
“Two or three (signings) could be very, very good. It is a constant thing to never deny change; that you always bring new energy, new guys who challenge old beliefs, who challenge everyone in training and in games, so I think that’s a good thing.
“We don’t need seven more and another full turnover because it’s also our job to keep improving, because we still have a young team and it’s not about stealing from them the chance to prove it again, that they are able to grow and But of course we have some ideas to make the group stronger, and I think that can always be a positive thing to challenge us all. “