Chelsea are said to have agreed personal terms ahead of Erling Haaland’s potential move to Stamford Bridge.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to add to his attacking options this summer and Chelsea are known to be keen on Norway striker Haaland.
Borussia Dortmund have indicated that they do not wish to sell the player this summer, so Chelsea could face a tough task in bringing him to west London during this transfer window.
But journalist Ian McGarry has suggested that an agreement with the player himself is already in the bag.
Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, McGarry said: “Personal terms for Haaland are signed off. It’s just a case of Chelsea agreeing a fee with Dortmund.”
Agreeing a fee might be tricky for the Blues, particularly as Dortmund know there are other interested parties.
Manchester City are among other clubs to have been linked with Haaland and have been widely expected to make a move.
Chelsea have been linked with other strikers as possible alternative signings should they be unable to land Haaland.
These include former Blues forward Romelu Lukaku, who has been touted for a return to the club from Inter Milan.
However, the Belgium international recently indicated that he intends to stay with the Italian side.