Chelsea spent a whopping €100 million to sign Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last summer.
The 28-year old recently spoke in an interview about his unhappiness at the club after scoring just seven times and assisting twice in 19 matches in all competitions, an interview that led to him being dropped for the game against Liverpool.
Lukaku had to apologize to Chelsea Football Club before being reinstated into the side that beat Tottenham 2-0 last night and reports say the recent turn of events could see the Belgium international leave Stamford Bridge next summer.
Borrusia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has always been a target for the Blues and according to Sky Germany via Sport Witness, the Blues could ‘get involved agan’ for the Norwegian.
Haaland was on Chelsea’s wish list before they settled for Lukaku last summer and manager, Thomas Tuchel even admitted Chelsea’s interest in the Borrusia Dortmund striker.
Lukaku’s overall form since he joined Chelsea coupled with the fact that he gave an interview stating his unhappiness at the club is what has reignited the Blues’ interest in Haaland but any striker deal next summer is dependent on how well Lukaku fares in the second half of the season.
“Because of all these incidents and because Lukaku is not yet firing, Haaland is an issue again. Haaland can also imagine Chelsea. Actually, he wants to go to Spain, […] but Chelsea could be a topic. Lukaku is still there,” Sky Transfer expert Marc Behrenbeck said.
Erling Haaland’s release clause of €75 million would be active as from the summer and this means a lot of top European clubs would be very much interested as well.