Borussia Dortmund respond to Chelsea transfer link with Erling Haaland
Borussia Dortmund said Chelsea that they have no plans to sell Erling Haaland this summer.
The Norway international has sparked the interest of several clubs across Europe, including Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United.
But reports in recent weeks have claimed Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Haaland, with Thomas Tuchel ready to allow Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud to leave Stamford Bridge before the window ends.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly personally leading the club’s efforts to sign Haaland.
But last season’s Champions League winners face a colossal task in reaching a deal with Dortmund this summer, with the overall cost of the deal estimated to be around £ 150million.
And now Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has made it clear to Chelsea that Haaland is expected to stay for another year.
“Erling Haaland is currently staying fit at home in Norway,” Zorc told Sport1 on Saturday.
“He will be back with us in Dortmund for training on Monday.”
Speaking to Bild on Friday, Zorc said of Haaland’s situation: “Nothing has changed.
“We are still planning with Erling for the new season.”
Haaland is currently under contract with Dortmund until 2024.
But the 20-year-old forward, who has scored 57 goals in 59 games for Dortmund, has a release clause of between € 75m (£ 64m) and € 100m (£ 85m ) which can be activated in summer 2022.
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