Winning the Champions League not only makes you the king of Europe, but also means an injection of vital money, especially at this time when many clubs in the Old Continent have their coffers in red, due to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. So Chelsea now have a spectacular financial advantage that they will take advantage of in this transfer market.
The London team added USD 23.2 million by beating Manchester City in the final on Saturday, but in total they raised just over USD 100 million, from the accumulated in the rankings in previous instances. That money would be invested directly for the hiring of a center forward, according to the main portals of England.
The big target is Erling Haaland, Champions League scorer and star of Borussia Dortmund. Starting tomorrow, June 1, a termination clause of USD 91.7 million will be activated in the contract of the 20-year-old Norwegian, who is pointed out as the great star of the coming years together with Kylian Mbappé. That price seduces several clubs, but not only Chelsea, so it will be the footballer who decides where to emigrate, unless he chooses to continue one more season with the German team.
In this context, the leadership of the British club is considering other options and the most realistic would seem to be that of Romelu Lukaku. The 28-year-old Belgian is on Inter Milan's transfer list that needs to get rid of some players in order to raise money, so he has put a cost of USD 120 million, something that even for the Blue leadership is too much.
The striker who comes from being Serie A champions has shone in the Premier League wearing the Everton and Manchester United jersey, but he also had a forgettable stint at Chelsea in 2011/12 when he played just 12 games before being loaned out to loan and then let it go.
According to the local tabloids, the third surname to circulate through the halls of Stamford Bridge is Harry Kane. The 27-year-old Englishman has already told the Tottenham leadership that he wants to be sold in this transfer market, but his value is also USD 120 million, although Chelsea are optimistic that this figure will be reduced because the player is who he wants. leave. The big problem here is that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City is also interested in him to replace the departure of Sergio Agüero, who this Monday was presented at Barcelona.