REVEALED: Bayern Munich believe they will beat Man City and the rest of Europe’s top clubs to Erling Haaland if he stays at Borussia Dortmund until 2022… despite offers in excess of £100m expected this summer
- Bayern Munich are confident they will land striker Erling Haaland next summer
- Haaland is highly sought after but Borussia Dortmund have no plans to sell him
- Nevertheless, clubs are preparing offers in excess of £100million this summer
- Haaland will be available for his release clause of £65m at the end of next season
- Bayern will try to sign him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich are confident they will land Erling Haaland next summer if he stays at Borussia Dortmund for one more season.
The Norwegian forward is wanted by all Europe’s major clubs, including Manchester City, though Dortmund insist they have no plans to sell the 20-year-old. That is unlikely to deter Haaland’s admirers, though, with offers in excess of £100m anticipated at the end of the campaign.
Next summer, however, Haaland is available for about £65million due to a clause in his contract and Sportsmail understands Bayern believe they can win the race for him under those circumstances, as they seek the long-term heir to Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August.
Bayern Munich are confident they will land striker Erling Haaland if he isn’t sold this summer
Bayern see him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August
The prospect of losing another key player to their great rivals would be painful for Dortmund fans, who have already seen Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze move to Bayern while in their prime.
Indeed, the spectre of Haaland in a Bayern shirt from next summer may prove a key card in the hand of Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola during negotiations.
Haaland is admired by City boss Pep Guardiola but will attempt to extend his barren run in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are set to make a big money move for Haaland this summer
Haaland and his Dortmund team-mates are preparing to face City in the Champions League
Guardiola has not lifted Europe’s major club trophy as a manager since leading Barcelona to the second of his two titles in 2011.
Asked about Haaland’s future last week, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: ‘We’ll discuss this with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola in peace.
‘We also want him to stay with us, to score goals next year with conviction. There is no alternative plan.’
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