Chelsea ‘are talking regularly about Erling Haaland’, reveals Thomas Tuchel

Gio Reyna-Erling Haaland-Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has admitted that the Premier League club are ‘talking regularly’ about the potential of signing striker Erling Haaland.

The Borussia Dortmund striker is widely regarded as one of the most exciting attacking talents in world football and has been tipped to leave the German side in the coming months.

A host of European clubs are lining up a move for the youngster who reportedly has a relatively affordable £64million release clause in his contract.

With Romelu Lukaku moving to Chelsea in the summer for £97m, many believed that the Blues would no longer be on the hunt for Haaland. But that appears to be false, with Tuchel now confirming that it is still a possibility.

Speaking in an interview with SportBild, the former Borussia Dortmund boss said he would have no problem starting both players in the same team. 

“We have talked about Haaland a couple of times, also in the transfer window,” Tuchel said.

“It looked unrealistic and not possible to do. 

“Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League.”

When Tuchel was asked about the possibility of signing Haaland in the coming months, he said: 

“Let us see what will happen in the next weeks.”

21-year-old Haaland has continued where he left off last season and has already scored 18 goals in 13 appearances for club and country so far this season.

His inability to score against Ajax on Tuesday in the Champions League night ended an eight-match goal-scoring run for him.

He will be able to leave for just £64m in January—a relatively modest fee for a player of his quality. There is expected to be a long queue of admirers trying to secure his signature in January, with Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester City all credited with interest.