Dortmund reiterate their stance that Haaland is not leaving

Borussia Dortmund reiterated their position that Erling Haaland will not leave the club this summer despite interest from the European elite.

Haaland has emerged as the most in-demand talent in world football after an astonishing emergence over the past two seasons, the forward currently courted by several top-tier teams after scoring 53 goals in just 56 appearances since signing for Dortmund.

The player’s agent Mino Raiola has reportedly held talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Haaland has also reportedly been linked in the Premier League with Chelsea, Liverpool and the two Manchester sides reportedly interested.

Speculation had arisen that Dortmund were ready to sell the 20-year-old this summer, with the Bundesliga in a position to demand fees higher than the amount of the € 75million release clause that the club will be obligated to to accept in 2022.

However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has now ruled out the possibility of Haaland leaving the Westfalenstadion and has reiterated his position that the Norwegian will be a Dortmund player next season.

Speaking to Sport1, Watzke said: “I have known Raiola for a long time and I get on well with him. It is not a problem for us.

“Erling Haaland will remain a Borussia Dortmund player next year.”

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