May 16, 2021

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Liverpool lag behind Manchester City and Chelsea in pursuit of Erling Haaland



Liverpool are far behind Manchester City and Chelsea in pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, claims Football Insider.

The Reds have had a dismal defense of their league title and are currently facing the prospect of missing out on the top four.

The club are seven points behind the Champions League places with a match underway and no longer master their own destiny.

Regardless of how their season ends, the Reds are likely to make marquee signings this summer, and they look set to sign Ibrahima Konate.

Haaland is said to be a player of interest to the club’s hierarchy, but it is suggested that they are unlikely to carry his signature.

Dortmund have shown reluctance to sanction the sale of Haaland this summer, but it is claimed he could be available for around £ 100million.

Manchester City and Chelsea are ready to move for the wanted striker, but the Reds are unable to compete financially with them.

Sportslens view:

Haaland has enjoyed a sensational season with Dortmund, registering 37 goals and 11 assists in just 37 appearances in all competitions.

His current contract with Dortmund has a buyout clause worth £ 68million which becomes active at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Dortmund are determined to keep him this summer, but failing to qualify for next season’s Champions League could lead him to his exit.

In this case, there will be a lot of demand. City and Chelsea, who have already spent £ 200million, are expected to lead the race.

The Reds have the financial might, but they have shown a reluctance to spend in recent years and are unlikely to break the bank for Haaland.

Besides transfer fees, Haaland’s contract could cost £ 78million over five years, while his agent Mina Raiola is also said to demand exorbitant brokerage fees.

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