The transfer of Erling Haaland to Chelsea is deemed improbable, as his agent Mino Raiola demands a £34 million cut.
The possibility of Erling Haaland joining Chelsea has been ruled out this summer.
Because of the forward’s agent, Mino Raiola, Erling Haaland’s much-anticipated high-profile move to Chelsea has been ruled “impossible.” Raiola has been a thorn in the side of a number of Premier League clubs in recent years, most notably Manchester United.
“I don’t give a f*ck if I never do another player with Manchester United,” he allegedly once stated. I’m not in their clutches. I’m self-sufficient. We only care about one group of people: our players. And you do what you have to do as long as our players like us.”
His brash personality has earned him a terrible notoriety over the years, but he continues to represent the top players in the world, most notably Haaland.
Raiola is seeking £34.2 million (€40 million) in commission for any deal involving Haaland, according to Sky in Germany.
Raiola, 53, who was a player until he was 18 years old before moving into coaching and then football agency, is demanding a cost comparable to what Liverpool paid to get Mohamed Salah in 2017.
Chelsea’s plan for Haaland will be thrown into turmoil as a result of this.
The Blues have been linked with him all summer, and owner Roman Abramovich was willing to pay £150 million for the 20-year-old virtuoso.
However, considering Borussia Dortmund’s desire to keep the player and his agent’s demands, the signing appears to be exceedingly doubtful.
Dortmund are desperate to keep the striker, despite the knowledge that a release clause might be triggered next summer, meaning the Norwegian forward could be sold for a far lower price.
“Chelsea are trying, but it is going to be very difficult,” a Sky insider added.
“At the present, it appears to be a near-impossible task. It’s doubtful, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility.”
If he hasn’t already, Haaland is widely expected to become the next big football star.
He has 57 goals in 59 outings since joining Dortmund, impressing in the Bundesliga and Champions League everytime he has played.
Abramovich wants to capitalize on last year’s Champions League victory and has backed manager Thomas Tuchel to the hilt with a sizable transfer budget.
However, in other circumstances, even money is insufficient.
Abramovich is unlikely to agree. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”