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Report: Chelsea confident of beating Liverpool in race for Erling Haaland

Liverpool are ‘in the picture’ to land Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, according to reports. Chelsea, though, are also making progress in their attempts to sign the Norwegian striker.

This comes from EuroSport. They say that the Blues have already held positive interactions between influential figures close to Haaland.

Who is in the running for Haaland?

The report adds that Chelsea see themselves as an exciting project that could entice Haaland to invest his long-term career prospects at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool, of course, have also been mentioned as a potential suitor for the 20-year-old sensation. Real Madrid also remain keen with Manchester United involved, too.

Perhaps the most dangerous competition for Haaland, however, comes in the form of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola, after all, is looking for Sergio Aguero’s long-term successor.

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Dortmund, then, could be forced to sell Haaland this summer when you consider the club’s current financial situation.

A report from BBC Sport claims that the Bundesliga outfit have recorded losses of up to £23 million in the second half of 2020.

And as a result, Dortmund have compiled an emergency list of players that could directly be used as an emergency cash-support network.

Jadon Sancho’s name was amongst the high-profile players listed, as were Giovanni Reyna, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro and Haaland.

The latter of which has a buy-out clause of £65 million that comes into effect next summer.

But given the club’s need for an immediate cash injection, Dortmund could be reluctant to sell the 27-goal striker sooner rather than later.

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What RTK has to say

Let’s make this perfectly clear – there isn’t a better player on the market more suited to aid Liverpool’s current demands.

For one, it immediately solves the club’s need for additional support at centre forward. With that said, you won’t find a better option in that regard than Haaland.

Make no mistake, whoever gets this deal over the line will have a huge advantage next season.

As Peter Crouch rightly eluded to, it very-well could decide the outcome of the Premier League next season.

Let’s hope Michael Edwards can pull another ace from his sleeve in this summer’s transfer market.

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