Erling Haaland’s future is surrounded by uncertainty, but Dortmund are preparing for the worst case scenario.
Chelsea have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, with the German club agreeing on personal terms with his possible replacement according to reports.
The 20-year-old has been strongly linked to the Stamford Bridge club this summer, and the latest developments show encouraging signs for the Blues in their quest for the Norwegian star.
According to German media Sport Bild, the Black and Yellows have reached an agreement with Dutch forward Donyell Malen on personal terms including contract length and salaries.
Dutch forward Malen is coming off a very strong season with PSV of the Eredivisie, having scored 27 goals in 45 games in all competitions.
The 22-year-old also had a strong Euro 2020 tournament with Frank De Boer’s Netherlands side, assisting two goals in their run to the round of 16, where they were eventually knocked out by Czech Republic.
All that is needed for this deal to be finalised is for the two clubs to agree on a fee.
This comes as a boost to the Blues in search of striker Haaland, with reports indicating the Blues’ frustrations thus far trying to get the 20-year-old sensation out of Dortmund this summer.
The latest on Haaland deal, is that Marco Rose’s side have rejected Chelsea’s informal offer of sending one of either Tammy Abraham or Callum Hudson-Odoi to Germany in part exchange for Haaland.
With Malen close to joining the Bundesliga club, could have indirectly secured their replacement already for the Norwegian International, if a crazy official bid was to be sent in by Thomas Tuchel’s side later on in this summer’s transfer window.