According to a report in England, Chelsea FC is seeking to establish a positive relationship with Borussia Dortmund during negotiations to sign Erling Haaland so that they can subsequently agree on a deal for Jude Bellingham as well.
According to the Daily Star, the Champions League champions are close to completing a deal to recruit the Norwegian international to improve Thomas Tuchel’s attacking line-up ahead of his first full season in management.
According to the same report, despite an £80 million release clause coming into effect next summer, the Blues could attempt to finalize a deal for Haaland this summer, despite the fact that they may have to pay in excess of £100 million for the 20-year-old.
Chelsea FC hopes that talks with Dortmund this summer will create the groundwork for a contract to bring Bellingham to the club in the next transfer window.
The England international is a long-term priority for the south west London club, according to the report, but the Blues will certainly face competition for his signature.
In 29 games in the Bundesliga last season, Bellingham scored one goal and provided three assists.
Since joining Dortmund from Birmingham City last summer, the 17-year-old has made 45 appearances for the German club.