Chelsea close in on possible £72 million deal after big United message sent

Get the Chelsea word out there!

Andy Cole has claimed that Manchester United don’t have the pulling power to sign Chelsea target Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

It is no secret that Haaland is one of the most deadly, sought after and impressive strikers in the game right now and is heavily tipped to pack his bags at the end of the season and leave Borussia Dortmund.

We have both been heavily linked with a move for the young man, who would cost around £72 million in the summer if they opted to buy him this transfer window, rather than in 12 months time.

“To get these guys to come, Haaland for instance, you’ve got to entice them with something,” The former Red Devils striker told the Daily Mirror.

“You’ve got to entice them with the possibility of winning silverware or being a year away from it. These guys are going to have other options, possibly Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, maybe Barcelona.

“If you’re playing and have the option of all these clubs, where would United really figure at this moment in time? Even though I love United, I don’t think the club now can ride on its name alone, especially when you’re trying to bring these players in.

“It’s not like when I signed for United. We have to be brutally honest, back then everybody wanted to go there. We’re talking 2021 now. Does everyone want to go to United now?

“I’m not quite sure everyone wants to now.”

Look, United are one of the greatest sides in world football and are still a very attractive side to join, but if we are serious about getting a deal done, they have the money to beat off the Red Devils.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up, but at the end of the day, United have to beat off alot of clubs to get a deal done.

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Author: Jamie