Chelsea receive huge transfer boost as Real Madrid feel the effects of Covid-19

Encouraging news for Chelsea as Real Madrid could be out of Erling Haaland transfer race

A report by Spanish outlet Marca (h/t states that Real Madrid could be forced to abandon the race to sign Chelsea transfer target Erling Haaland.

This is due to Madrid feeling the financial effects of Covid-19, which has also impacted several other clubs during the past 12 months.

Erling Haaland has been linked with a move to Los Galacticos as well as Manchester United. (h/t

But now, Zinedine Zidane’s side might be out of the race to sign the Norwegian. The report states that Madrid are in a position to assemble a competitive squad for their next campaign.

Erling Haaland has been linked with a transfer move to Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring for Borussia Dortmund. (GETTY Images)

However, it also states that the club would be in a tough position to land superstars such as Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. This comes as good news to the Blues, who have been heavily linked with the 20-year-old.

Haaland has a £68million release clause. But it activates next year and thus, teams would have to fork out a large sum of money to land him before 2022.

Chelsea just signed a striker from Bundesliga this season. Timo Werner arrived from RB Leipzig last summer. Unfortunately, his bright start to the season has turned into a 11-match goal drought in the league.

Erling Braut Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund. (GETTY Images)
Erling Braut Haaland in action for Borussia Dortmund. (GETTY Images)

Haaland, on the other hand, just cannot stop scoring for Borussia Dortmund. The former RB Salzburg player has scored 21 goals in 19 games this season for the Black and Yellow. (h/t Transfermarkt)

It is no hiding that Haaland is one of the biggest talents in Europe right now. He could be the goal machine that drives the Blues to success.

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Chelsea do have Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud at the club as well. But Giroud might not be at the club for too long, while Werner has shown he can play on the wings.