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Forget the clause! Chelsea will break bank to sign Haaland

Chelsea are prepared to pay record money to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland this year.

Haaland has also attracted interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

The Athletic reports Chelsea are 'determined' to sign Haaland at the end of the season.

But his £66.6million release clause cannot be activated until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

To let their star man leave this summer, Dortmund will demand a huge transfer fee.

Chelsea are reportedly willing to make him their most expensive player in history.

That title is currently held by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who cost them £71.6m in 2018.

Haaland, 20, joined Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in 2019 for just £17.1m.

But his value has rocketed following his incredible spell of form in the Bundesliga.

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