CHELSEA have reportedly been told Erling Haaland is demanding a startling £825,000-a-week salary if he is to move away from Borussia Dortmund.
The 21-year-old Norwegian striker is represented by agent Mino Raiola, who is said to have quoted the astronomical wages to the European champions.
According to Bild, Raiola also demanded a £34million fee of his own as part of the deal.
The incredibly high figures quoted by the Dutch-Italian agent would see his client earn almost £43m per year in wages.
And the remarkable numbers explain Chelsea’s decision to go for Romelu Lukaku instead.
Raiola is one of the biggest agents in football, representing a number of star players including Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Meanwhile, it was revealed last week that Haaland’s £64m release clause reportedly becomes active on September 1.
Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for the young superstar before they snapped up Lukaku for a club record fee.
A move to LaLiga has been mooted for Haaland, with Raiola and his dad Alf Inge meeting Real Madrid and Barcelona earlier this year for transfer talks.
Meanwhile Bayern Munich could look to keep him in Germany to replace Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish ace is claimed to be seeking a new challenge away from the Bundesliga.
Haaland has also been linked with a move to his dad’s former club Manchester City.
However, that would almost certainly be out of the question if Pep Guardiola’s side were to sign Harry Kane before the end of the current window.
Kane reiterated to Spurs this week that he still wants to go — and feels he is being hung out to dry by the club.