CHELSEA SETS DAKA AS AN ALTERNATIVE IF THEY FAIL TO SIGN HAALAND
EUROPEAN champions Chelsea Football Club are the latest side to throw their hat in the ring for Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka, who has also been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool.
The 22-year-old Zambia international, who took over from Erling Haaland when he left for Borussia Dortmund, racked up 27 goals in just 28 appearances in the Austrian league this season and has drawn countless comparisons to his former teammate.
Chelsea would ideally prefer to sign Haaland, whom they are continuing to try to seduce, but Dortmund’s price tag of over £150m means such a deal is unlikely and has left the Blues considering other options.
According to Sky Deutschland, Daka has been added to the shortlist at Stamford Bridge and there is hope that the striker’s willingness to move to the Premier League could make a £20m move somewhat simple.
Things went into overdrive on social media on Monday when Daka retweeted a post suggesting Chelsea were interested in him, but Fabrizio Romano calmed things down and stressed that it was a mistake from Daka’s social media team.