KEY POINTS

  • Chelsea has been linked to Erling Haaland throughout the summer
  • The team wants him on the roster as soon as possible
  • Chelsea has other targets should Haaland not be available

Erling Haaland’s supposed "impending"’ transfer to the English Premier League this summer may not actually happen.

Despite the reported talks that Haaland and Chelsea had agreed to personal terms earlier, it seems to be that the Borussia Dortmund striker will have to wait until next season if his heart is fully set on a transfer out of Germany.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has set a deadline for Haaland’s decision to come to the Premier League, according to Football London.

As it stands, Dortmund is in a pretty tight bind as they’ve already sold Haaland’s running mate Jadon Sancho to Manchester United earlier this summer.

They don’t have any incentive in allowing Haaland to leave this summer other than getting a big chunk of money in their account.

Bild reports that they really do want Haaland to join Chelsea as soon as possible as they believe that he is one of the keys for the club to finish better in the Premier League and defend their UEFA Champions League trophy.

Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Dortmund's English midfielder Jadon Sancho pose with the trophy after winning the German Cup (DFB Pokal) final football match RB Leipzig v BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Berlin on May 13, 2021. Photo: MARTIN ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

To their credit, making a move for Haaland is perfect as the 20-year-old has amassed 57 goals in 59 appearances across all competitions with Dortmund.

Of those 57 are 10 magnificent goals in eight appearances in the Champions League itself.

Manchester United and Manchester City have also been pegged as a potential destination for Haaland, while Barcelona and Real Madrid have been spotted with his agent, Mino Raiola.

Haaland has a widely reported €75 million ($89.1 million) release clause set to be activated next summer, making him essentially a free agent.

However, the club’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, fully believes that this is just nothing for Haaland.

“Nothing has changed. We are still planning with Erling for the new season, said Zorc via Bild.

Whether Haaland joins any Premier League team or stays in the Bundesliga this summer, the Norwegian’s dazzling ability to find the back of the net will keep his name in the rumor mill.