Chelsea are set to offer Tammy Abraham to Borussia Dortmund as part of a ‘monster’ bid to land Erling Haaland this summer.
Thomas Tuchel has made the signing of a new centre-forward his priority this summer and Haaland has emerged as the club’s number one transfer target, despite Dortmund’s insistence that the star is not for sale.
Haaland has become one of the most sought after players in world football following a meteoric rise, with the Norway international having scored 57 goals in just 59 appearances since signing for Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
The 20-year-old has a release clause in his contract of €75m that will become active next summer, though the Mirror are reporting that Chelsea are keen to move ahead of the competition and secure a deal in the current window, offering Abraham in part-exchange as part of a so-called ‘monster bid’.
Abraham has failed to win favour since Tuchel’s arrival as manager in January, starting just two league fixtures and being left out of the matchday squad entirely on occasion.
Several Premier League sides – including Aston Villa and West Ham – have expressed an interest in signing the 23-year-old either on loan or permanently this summer, though have been informed that Chelsea intend to use the England international as a makeweight to secure Haaland.
Chelsea value Abraham at around £50m and are hopeful the offering of the forward in exchange can help persuade Dortmund to sell Haaland during the current window.
However, Dortmund are reluctant to lose another of their leading names this summer having already agreed a deal to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.