Manchester United and Man City are both keen on a transfer for the Dortmund striker, who has plundered 43 goals in 46 appearances for club and country this season.
A number of other clubs, including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona have also been touted as possible Haaland suitors, with Dortmund potentially under pressure to sell – given they appear poised to miss the Champions League qualification. champions for the next term.
But Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has insisted Black and Yellow have a strong relationship with Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola and believe they can keep the 20-year-old forward. for another year.
He told German media: “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. ”
The news will be a blow to United and City, both of whom look likely to pursue high-profile attacking additions this summer.
Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to replace Sergio Aguero, who has already announced he will be leaving City after nearly a decade of service. United, meanwhile, are trying to tie Edinson Cavani on a one-year contract extension, but may seek other additions ahead of time.
United are longtime admirers of Haaland, who was coached by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his time at Norwegian club Molde. The Old Trafford club attempted to sign Haaland before traveling to Dortmund in January 2020, but refused to abide by Raiola’s terms in negotiations.
It is understood that Haaland has a £ 70million release clause in his contract, which will become active in June 2022. This could turn out to be the time he leaves Dortmund given the amount of interest for his services.