CHELSEA have launched a bid of £60million AND Tammy Abraham for Erling Haaland, according to reports.
The Blues are one of a number of teams chasing the Borussia Dortmund striker this summer.
They are seeking to move ahead of the pack, by making their move early.
According to Italian reporter Ekrem Konur, Chelsea have opened the bidding at £60m and Abraham in a player-plus-cash deal.
Dortmund have so far been determined to hold out for a bumper £150m fee this summer.
But the prospect of signing a replacement in Abraham, while receiving a similar fee to what they'd make when his £68m release clause becomes active next season, may be an attractive proposition.
Haaland, 20, scored 41 goals in 41 games in all competitions during the 2020-21 season.
He has been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City this summer.
His father Alf-Inge, alongside Mino Raiola, visited the LaLiga pair in April.
But Chelsea may have stolen a march on the competition.
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Abraham, 23, finished the season out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
But he has shown promise within his two seasons as part of the first-team.
The six-cap England international scored 18 goals during the 2019-20 campaign.
And despite being brutally frozen out by Thomas Tuchel, Abraham managed 12 goals in just 18 starts last season.
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