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No Chelsea bid for Haaland, just ‘informal talks’, not that it matters — reports

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The hills were alive with the sound of a supposed Chelsea bid for Erling Braut Haaland and associated rejection from Borussia Dortmund this morning, but as it turns out, Sky (England) just took a report from Sky (Germany) and added a bit of flavor that wasn’t actually there.

Sky (Germany) reporter Max Behrenbeck clarified the story on Twitter, saying that there have only been “informal talks” (i.e. nothing) and that Dortmund didn’t reject anything (because nothing was there), and that this is still not happening (more nothing!). Recent rumors of Chelsea floating the idea of Tammy Abraham in part-exchange are similarly not a thing, mainly because, again, Dortmund are not selling.

All of which leaves us exactly where we were before, and where we are likely to be a day, a week, a month from now.

This is where the rumor-mongers come in with an “unless” — gotta have all bases covered, lest you be wrong and destroy the brand, plus this way the story lives on for a bit longer. Yayyyyyy...