Chelsea have decided they will lodge an opening bid in the region of £78m in the summer transfer market in a bid to sign the Norwegian.

Erling is considered as one of the most exciting players in the world and will have an exit clause in his deal from next year onwards.

The Blues have apparently made the Norway international their top transfer target ahead of the summer.

Chelsea have been tipped to go all-out for the Norwegian attacker, with boss Thomas Tuchel apparently set to move for a new striker.

Erling is viewed as one of the best youngsters in the world, having shot to fame in the last two seasons.

The Norwegian is on fire again this campaign, having scored 25 goals in 24 matches across all competitions.

He has a buy-out clause in his deal which will be active from 2022 onwards, reports say.

He’ll apparently be available for just £65m when the release clause is valid, a relative bargain given his potential.

Haaland is worth £99 million according to Transfermarkt, and it seems there will be a host of teams lining up for his services next year.

For that reason, the Blues want to get ahead of the queue and will eventually make a bid to sign him this summer.

WinSports claims Chelsea will offer £78m in a bid to get the player to sign in the upcoming window.

The Blues are not the only team interested, however, as Real Madrid have also been tipped to table an offer.