The 21-year-old will be much more affordable in a year’s time when his £68m release clause becomes active.
But if they wait, Chelsea run the risk of being beaten to the striker’s signature with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid likely to join the race.
However, if Ziyech can be sold this summer, Tuchel’s transfer kitty could be boosted by around £30m.
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With Chelsea also looking to sell Tammy Abraham for around £40m, the club could rake in half of Haaland’s price tag just from offloading two out-of-favour players.
And after spending more than £200m last summer, Abramovich has shown he has still deep pockets for the right deal.
It would then remain to be seen would be whether Dortmund could be tempted to part with their prized asset – and whether Haaland would see Stamford Bridge as the right destination.
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