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Chelsea have made a bid for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, according to a report on Tuesday.

Haaland impressing with BVB

Since making the switch to Borussia Dortmund, Haaland has cemented himself as one of the brightest young prospects in world football.

All told, Haaland has scored 57 goals in just 59 outings for BVB, a return which only top players such as Lionel Messi , Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are usually able to provide in Europe’s top-five leagues.

The 20-year-old’s contract is believed to contain a release clause of around £65m, but that is not due to become active until 2022. It is therefore believed that Dortmund want  to part with their star striker this summer.

Chelsea bid for Haaland

Such a sum may generally be quite unattainable for a number of clubs, especially in a post-Covid-19 world and if any clubs targeting Haaland would also like to do some other business in the market.

One potential option for anyone aiming to tempt Dortmund into selling the forward could be to offer a player as well as cash for him.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea is challenged by Mohammed Salisu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on February 20, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

And, according to Journalist Ekrem Konur, that is exactly what Chelsea have done.

The Blues are to be prioritising the signing of a top striker this summer and have now seemingly stepped up their attempts to do so.

Konur claims that Chelsea have offered €70m and Tammy Abraham for the Norwegian.

https://t.co/QTUpILDrU5

— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) June 15, 2021

Abraham would score 12 in all competitions last season, finishing the campaign as Chelsea’s top scorer despite hardly featuring in the final few months of the campaign.

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