Promises made to Marco Rose upon joining Borussia Dortmund could scupper Chelsea’s efforts to sign Erling Haaland this summer.
As reported by Sky Sports, Haaland is Chelsea’s number one target for the summer transfer window.
Thomas Tuchel steered the Blues to the second Champions League triumph in their history, but has little chance of winning the Premier League without a prolific striker.
Jorginho was Chelsea’s top scorer in the league last campaign with seven. That is nowhere near good enough for a club with Chelsea’s ambitions.
Haaland is the obvious answer, with the Dortmund superstar already one of the deadliest centre-forwards in the world, whilst also having plenty of room for growth.
However, could Dortmund reject all offers for Haaland, through fear of upsetting manager Marco Rose?
Bundesliga journalist Chris Williams has claimed that Dortmund boss Marco Rose, who agreed to take over at the club in February, was told both of Jadon Sancho and Haaland wouldn’t leave.
With Sancho already having departed to Man United, he’d be within his rights to kick off if Dortmund broke that promise by selling Haaland to Chelsea. Though, money talks.
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? “Marco Rose was told he wouldn’t lose both [Haaland & Sancho]. He’s been told Haaland won’t leave.”
— talkSPORT 2 (@talkSPORT2) July 14, 2021
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