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Chelsea hero, Frank Leboeuf, has advised the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, against signing Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Chelsea is among some top European clubs chasing Haaland’s signature this upcoming summer transfer window.

Chelsea hierarchy is reportedly willing to give the move the green light if manager, Thomas Tuchel, can guide the Blues into next season’s Champions League.

However, Lebouef, who played for Chelsea between 1996 and 2001, is worried about the impact Haaland’s arrival could have on the club’s dressing room, adding that it could be a ‘disaster’.

“Haaland is a beast,” the former centre-back told Sky Sports.

“Of course, it would be a plus for Chelsea. But now you’ve to think financially and economically, and you also have to think and make sure your dressing room is going to be following the coach.

“If you put Haaland (in the team), you lose [Olivier] Giroud.

“But you might lose [Kai] Havertz, you might lose [Timo] Werner as well. What about [Christian] Pulisic? Where are you going to play [Hakim] Ziyech?

“That’s an equation that you have to make sure is going to work and that the results are going to be good for the club.

“You can add talents, that’s not a problem. But you’ve to make sure the chemistry works.

“Otherwise, it’s going to be a disaster. Having the only talent doesn’t make sure you are going to win something.”

Meanwhile, speaking about his future at Dortmund, Haaland told reporters while on international duty with the Norway national team earlier this week that his contract was still running.

“I still have three years of contract [at Dortmund].

“I am not worried about [potential exit].”


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