Bayern Munich ‘confident’ they can beat Manchester United and Man City to transfer of Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland, and for just £65m… one one condition

Bayern Munich are reportedly ‘confident’ they can sign Erling Haaland – but only if he stays at Borussia Dortmund for one more season.

The Norwegian striker is football’s hottest property right now and offers in excess of £100million for his services are expected when the summer transfer window opens.

Haaland will likely look to leave Dortmund if they fail to qualify for the Champions League
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Haaland has established himself as one of Europe’s finest forwards since arriving at Dortmund in 2019, scoring a staggering 49 goals in just 52 games in all competitions for the German outfit.

His electric displays have inevitably led to speculation over his long-term future at the Westfalenstadion, with almost every top European club believed to be interested in signing him.

It is understood Dortmund, who are currently sixth in the Bundesliga and seven points off a top four spot, want to keep Haaland for one more year before cashing in.

That could prove problematic, however, with the German side lagging behind in the top four race and the player said to be adamant on playing Champions League football next term.

Lewandowski’s abundance of goals year on year have been crucial for Bayern and Haaland would be ready-made replacement
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However, it is widely claimed Haaland will be available for about £65million next summer due to a clause in his contract at Dortmund.

And, according to the Daily Mail, German rivals Bayern believe they can win the race for the 20-year-old starlet under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term heir to Robert Lewandowski.

Man City are currently the frontrunners to sign Haaland, with Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also said to be keen on signing a player he previously coached at Molde in their native Norway.

However, earlier this month Pep Guardiola refused to rule out spending £100million-plus on a player.


Quizzed on whether a nine-figure deal could be done, Guardiola told reporters ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final victory over Dortmund last week: “Spending a lot of money on one player doesn’t give you an advantage to win.

“Football is a team game, everyone makes a contribution. Competitions are not won by one player, it is every player.

“So far, Man City has decided not to spend close to £100m for a player.

“Maybe in the future it will happen when the club decides it is necessary to improve the team for the next five to 10 years, but so far the organisation decides not to do it and that’s why we didn’t do it but, maybe in the future.”

Source: Sport

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