The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that any deal for Haaland would not only break Chelsea’s club record and wage structure but would also see Premier League records fall, with his agent Mino Raiola to earn a sizeable agent’s fee.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will make the move now when there’s less competition, or wait until the price drops in 2022 when a variable release clause based on performances is expected to see him leave for a price nearer £70 million ($99m).
What about Hakimi?
Chelsea are willing to match Paris Saint-Germain’s £56.1 million ($79m) reported approach. However, Hakimi is valued by Inter at £68.8m (€80m/$96m).
His agent Alejandro Camano played down links to the Paris club to FCinter1908, but admitted that the Moroccan’s future is in doubt.
He said: “There is no negotiation underway with PSG, at the moment there is nothing. He is fine with Inter. Am I optimistic about him remaining at the club? This is difficult to say.”
Chelsea and Haaland
Chelsea have found themselves having to massage feelings between them and both Raiola and Dortmund to do the deal, as they do not have a close relationship with agent or club.
They are one of the few clubs that can afford Haaland in this transfer market, along with Manchester City, who seem unwilling to pay over £100 million ($145m) for a player.
Inter would prefer to sell Hakimi rather than Chelsea’s alternative target Romelu Lukaku, who has been considered instead of Haaland.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane has also reiterated his desire to leave his boyhood club this summer but would rather move to one of the Manchester sides than Spurs’ local rivals. The north Londoners’ chairman Daniel Levy would likely also block his departure to Stamford Bridge.