Roman Abramovich is known as a cruel boss who does not forgive failure. During his 18 years at the club, he changed 15 different coaching names and asked everyone to do the same - for Chelsea to be ahead of everyone. In those 18 years, claim those who follow the events at Stamford Bridge more deeply, the Russian oligarch and billionaire have only twice bought players on his own.
Without the consent of the coach. The first was Andrey Shevchenko, the second Fernando Torres. Both of them entered the circle of the biggest failures in the club's history. More than ten years after the then shocking purchase of Torres for 58,500,000 euros on the last day of the winter transfer window and a full decade and a half since the transfer of Shevchenko for 44,000,000 European banknotes, Roman Abramovich reactivated with the intention of bringing a player he likes, regardless on whether Thomas Tuchel agrees or not.
The German Bild reports that Abramovich is stubbornly persistent in bringing Erling Halaand to Stamford Bridge! Although it was written in the previous months that Haaland explicitly opposed the transfer to Chelsea because he does not consider the European champion a "top club", that does not prevent the Russian oligarch from doing absolutely everything to make the strong Norwegian a new "nine"
Abramovic is ready to set aside a staggering 175,000,000 euros for this job, which still does not bring the leading duo of Borussia from Dortmund, Hans Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc, closer to the decision to release the super-talented striker.
And that confirms Bild. A German tabloid with, by the way, almost always quality information in football, claims that Abramovich is not only working personally to soften Haaland's environment and persuade one of the most expensive transfers of all time to happen but also to open space for the arrival of probably the most wanted young player of today.
Namely, Abramovich told Thomas Tuchel to clear the surplus in the offensive and thus partially finance Haaland's transfer, and of course, free up space in the budget for a salary that according to the first announcements will be even above the first on the payroll, and that is Ben Chilwell with almost 11,000,000 euros per year.
It is even known which players are on the shooting list. They are Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson Odoi, and Hakim Ziyech. An inflow of slightly more than 100,000,000 euros is expected from their sale, which would also open almost 17,000,000 euros for salaries, which is how much the three of them earn annually.