Sam Inkersole believes Chelsea could pull off the signing of the summer by welcoming Erling Haaland to the club.

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Inkersole covers the Champions League winners for and knows Thomas Tuchel, who replaced club legend Frank Lampard in the hotseat in January, is keen to strengthen his squad with some exciting additions before the transfer window slams shut at the end of next month.

The Blues have been among those targeting Haaland for some time, but they face competition for the 20-year-old striker.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool are also keen to do business with the Norway international's current employers, Borussia Dortmund.

Since joining the German giants from Red Bull Salzburg in 2019, Haaland has gone on to score 57 goals in 59 appearances.

His goalscoring pedigree at such a young age has led to a queue of clubs wanting to prise the frontman away from Dortmund and Inkersole feels Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could play a telling role if the Blues are to win the race for Haaland's services.

Speaking to Football FanCast, Inkersole said: "Haaland is the one that everyone wants. If Abramovich wants them, Abramovich normally gets them.

"It would be a blockbuster move and it would absolutely smash Chelsea's wage structure, which is another thing to consider.

"My head says no, I don't think the move will go through. But my heart says yes and I'd love to see Haaland at Chelsea. He's a generational talent and would absolutely tear it up."