Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has open fresh bid for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to strengthen blues attacking role.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has named Chelsea manager Frank Lampard as the one player who has retired that he would have liked to have played with.
The 19-year-old forward caught the eye in the Champions League this season with Red Bull Salzburg, leading to widespread interest in his services – including that of Manchester United.
However, Haaland snubbed a move to the Premier League to seal a switch to Borussia Dortmund and has continued his impressive young career with the Bundesliga side.
Widely regarded as one of the best young players in world football, Haaland is expected to earn another lucrative transfer in the near future – and Chelsea fans could be encouraged by his latest comments.
In quick-fire Q&A with ESPN, Haaland was asked who the one player he’d want to have played with that’s retired and replied: “Frank Lampard.”
Dortmund have shown in recent years a willingness to part ways with their key players for the right price, with their sales including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal and Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona.
However, they will hope to keep Haaland for a longer period as the 2019/20 season is still to be completed and he looks set to be the next star with the club.