According to reports, Roman Abramovich has given Chelsea the funds to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland for £150 million this summer.
The 20-year-old Norwegian, who scored 41 goals in 41 games for the German side last season, would join Manchester United for £73 million, following England international Jadon Sancho.
According to BILD, Abramovich has set aside funds for Chelsea to buy Haaland this summer, but the club will have to shed some attacking players to complete the transaction.
According to the report, attacking trio Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, and Hakim Ziyech are among the players who might be let go at Stamford Bridge if the west Londoners win the race for Haaland.
Hudson-Odoi, who was close to joining Bayern Munich in 2020, has only appeared in seven Premier League games since Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel took over following Frank Lampard’s departure.
The 23-year-old striker was left out of the matchday squad for the FA Cup final defeat to Leicester City, despite being both Chelsea and the competition’s top scorer that season.
Ziyech, meanwhile, was a regular part of Tuchel’s thinking during the Moroccan winger’s debut season at Chelsea, making 39 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, scoring six goals.
Selling all three players for their market value would raise around £90m, according to the German publication.
Olivier Giroud is another forward who is expected to move on from Chelsea this summer.
Sportsmail revealed last week that the Frenchman is on the verge of signing a two-year contract with Italian outfit AC Milan, and will head out to finalise the deal next week.
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