Chelsea have continued to grow in confidence that they are capable of convincing German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund to sell their prized asset Erling Haaland this summer. The Blues have long been showing interest in signing the Norwegian international forward and even though there have been complications, they still believe that they can convince Dortmund to sell the player. Some weeks ago, the German club’s director revealed that the striker will not be sold for any amount this summer, but there is a new development.

While it was earlier announced that the club will not be selling the striker, they have now reversed their decision and have now slapped a £171 million price tag on the young attacker. The recent development is one that has alerted Chelsea and the English Premier League club believe that the fee could still be brought down a little further.

Haaland has not spoken out about his future and has continued to remain tight-lipped about whether or not he wants to switch clubs this summer, but his agent, Mino Raiola wants his client to move to another club in Europe as he believes that the striker is ready for a new challenge.

Before the end of the past season, it was reported that Dortmund could lose the striker in the summer if they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season. But after already achieving that objective, the German side already created themselves a lifeline and are now in the driving seat of deciding whether or not the player will be leaving the club.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will be handed a huge sum this summer to sign his preferred transfer targets and with Haaland being his first option, he could try everything possible to land the former RB Salzburg striker.