Haaland snubs chance to commit future to Dortmund amid Chelsea transfer interest

Norwegian ace Erling Haaland has refused to rule out a move away from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The 20-year-old phenomenon has been pursued by Chelsea in recent weeks with rumours suggesting the Champions League winners are preparing a huge bid to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly set to back manager Thomas Tuchel this transfer window by setting aside a whopping £135million in order to sign the natural-born finisher.

And Haaland has now added further fuel to the speculation by failing to quash links with the West Londoners after being given the chance to do so.

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Journalist Christian Falk of German newspaper Bild has claimed the publication asked the Norway international whether he was staying at Dortmund.

But Haaland only offered a smile rather than confirming that he would commit to the club.

Dortmund have already sold star winger Jadon Sancho, 21, to Manchester United this summer after a lengthy pursuit by the Reds.

The German club received £73million for Sancho but were apparently still disappointed with the sum due to the player’s quality.

Having lost Sancho, Dortmund are expected to only consider departing with Haaland for a sum of £150million this summer despite a release clause in his contract which would allegedly allow him to leave for £65million in 2022.

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Chelsea are keen to spend big to secure Haaland due to the contract clause, which will only attract more attention from other clubs next year.

The Blues also struggled to finish chances last season despite their hugely successful overall campaign, with forward Timo Werner lacking the natural ability Haaland possesses in front of goal.

The Dortmund striker scored a mind-blowing 41 goals in 41 appearances last season and with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud’s futures unclear, signing him would solve their attacking worries.

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