Erling Haaland whittles transfer shortlist of clubs down from 10 options to six

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Erling Haaland is only considering six clubs as ponders his next move – and they include Manchester United and Liverpool.

The Borussia Dortmund star's agent Mino Raiola last month said only 10 clubs could afford his client, including four from the Premier League.

While Raiola didn't name the clubs, it is pretty obvious those four would be United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

But Chelsea didn't make the cut after Haaland reportedly whittled his list of options down to six teams.

That's according to a report from SportBild, which claims the 20-year-old is only interested in joining a 'top club' who have 'the overall package'.

According to the German publication, cited by Sport Witness, the list of clubs he is prepared to join includes United, Liverpool and City.

But those three will face competition from Spain and Italy, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus also on Haaland's list.

The Norwegian striker has for some time been one of the football world's hottest transfer properties.

He has scored 27 goals in as many games for Dortmund in all competitions this season, having fired 43 in 45 games since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg last January.

Haaland was just as prolific with the Austrian side, netting 29 times in 27 matches.

Dortmund are ready to make a huge profit on the striker, having signed him for £18m from Salzburg – but he won't be sold this summer, according to SportBild.

The publication says a €100million (£87m) release clause will come into effect in the summer of 2022 – and until then they plan to put potential suitors off with a price tag of €110m (£95m).

Last month, Raiola predicted his client would follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, branding him the "Lewis Hamilton" of football.

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  • "He will be one of the future stars of the next decade," Raiola told the BBC.

    "Because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?' So everyone is looking for the new generation.

    "Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy Haaland and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund, and four of those clubs are in England.

    "I don't think there's a sports director or trainer in the world who would say 'not interested'. It's like saying: 'Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?’"

    • Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Lewis Hamilton
    • Lionel Messi
    • Premier League
    • Manchester United FC
    • Liverpool FC
    • Manchester City FC
    • Chelsea FC
    • Barcelona FC
    • Real Madrid FC
    • Juventus FC

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