Monday, April 19, 2021

REPORT: Chelsea unwilling to sign Erling Haaland in swap deal for striker

Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel have eased a new breath of life. Under Frank Lampard, there were a lot of expectations. The club legend had spent a lot of money. Last summer the Blues had signed some of the most wanted players.

However, things did not work out and Tuchel came in. Chelsea had signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. In his last season, he was one of the top scorers in Europe.

Thus he was expected to be the players to score goals. So far it has been very awful from the German. The flashes of Morata and Torres are still fresh in the minds of Chelsea fans.

Both were signed for big money but failed to justify their price tag. Eventually, both of them left Chelsea early. Thus there is fear among the Chelsea fans that things will repeat with Werner as well.

Timo Werner struggling at Chelsea

Blues want Erling Haaland

There have been rumours that Chelsea want to sign Erling Haaland. Borussia Dortmund striker has been in sensational form this season as well. There have been other clubs in the Premier League and across Europe who have expressed interest in him.

With Werner struggling at Stamford Bridge, a potential swap deal involving Werner and Haaland was mooted. However, according to The Telegraph, London giants don’t want to sell Werner next summer.

Chelsea could consider sending the German in the other direction. It would only be possible if Dortmund insists on including him as a part of the deal. The same report has also suggested that Werner wants to stay and fight for his place.

Chelsea also have Tammy Abraham and Oliver Giroud at the club. The future of both the strikers at Chelsea is in doubt.

Should Chelsea go for it

Erling Haaland target for Chelsea

The Athletic had earlier reported that Werner was Chelsea’s signing, not Frank Lampard’s. It is unclear whether Tuchel wants him at the club or not.

In his career so far Werner has always struggled to play as a lone striker. While on the wings, the West London side already have Pulisic and Hudson Odio.

A chance to sign a player like Haaland comes once in a while. If it is the goals they are looking for then Haaland can be the answer. Werner has often shown that he gets cold feet against top teams.

While Haaland thrives in such situations. Even if he is unable to settle in his first season, he can make up for things in the long run. Also if Chelsea have two goals scores then it will be difficult to adjust other players.  


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