Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City could miss out on Borussia Dortmund ‘s 20-year-old centre-forward Erling Haaland, according to The Athletic.
The Guardian cite The Athletic saying: “Roman Abramovich has more moolah than most and it seems Chelsea want to reinforce their attacking resources even further with an eye-catching summer swoop for Erling Braut Haaland.
“According to the Athletic, the Borussia Dortmund star has a release clause in his contract that would allow him to leave if anyone offers €70m (£66.6m) for him but it will not become active until 2022.
“Yet the Blues believe rivals are currently too financially bruised by the pandemic to move for Haaland so want to get ahead of the curve this summer.”
Many rumours have since claimed that with so many clubs interested in signing the 20-year-old forward, BVB might very well look to cash in on him during the summer transfer window.
But according to football columnist Jan Aage Fjortoft, the German side have no intentions of selling Erling Haaland at the end of the 2020-21 season.
He wrote on Twitter: “I understand there is no chance he will leave Dortmund this summer. He has been at the club only one year.
“Throughout his career it has been all about development. He is 20 and at a good place right now”
Re: Erling Haaland
I understand there is no chance he will leave Dortmund this summer.
He has been at the club only one year.
Throughout his career it has been all about development. He is 20 and at a good place right now
— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) January 18, 2021
This is really big news for Chelsea, Man City and the other interested clubs since they are more than willing to spend huge amounts of money to lure the 20-year-old out of the Bundesliga.
During the 2020-21 season, Erling Haaland has netted 12 goals in 11 Bundesliga games so far and with four years left on his current deal, BVB are in no hurry to cash in on the forward.
But having said all this, the intent of a transfer primarily depends on Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and if the super agent decides to set the transfer ball rolling then Dortmund will have very little chance of holding onto Erling Haaland during the summer transfer window.