Chelsea think they can beat Man Utd to Erling Haaland as player’s preferred club emerges

And the Blues would have to negotiate with Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, who angered them in 2017 when he brokered Romelu Lukaku’s move to United.

Lukaku had been their top transfer target under Antonio Conte.

But the Belgium international ended up moving to United instead, where he spent two years before departing for Inter Milan in 2019.

Meanwhile, Germany legend Lothar Matthaus recently claimed Haaland was ‘ready for the next step’ in his career after blitzing the Bundesliga with Dortmund.

He told the Bundesliga website: “This positivity that he radiates, radiates on the team which is why I think that someday, Haaland will not be playing at Dortmund anymore and will make the next step.