Chelsea are reportedly prepared to smash the British transfer record and offer a whooping sum of cash for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland this summer.

Haaland, who is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world right now, has bagged a staggering 57 goals in 59 matches for Dortmund since joining from RB Salzburg in January 2020.

As you can imagine, the Norwegian has been heavily linked with European giants such as Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-German – but it is Chelsea that are in the driving seat to secure his sought-after signature.

Dortmund have just lost one of their star attackers in Jadon Sancho to Manchester United and a mammoth bid from the Blues could see them lose their star striker in Haaland, too.

According to 90min, Dortmund are still bracing for an approach from Chelsea, adding that a British transfer record of up to £150m could soon be financed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich.

Attacking reinforcements will be near the top of the priority list at Stamford Bridge, especially with Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham expected to be moved on this summer.

It’s been reported that Haaland’s release clause, which becomes active in 2022, is in the region of £68m – but the west London outfit are not keen on waiting until then to make a move for the young prodigy.

Chelsea will, however, have their work cut out with Dortmund notoriously stubborn when it comes to transfer dealings, but a bid of £150m may just twist their arm.