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Bayern chief makes Erling Haaland stance clear amid Lewandowski links

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Oliver Kahn insists the Bavarians cannot afford to take part in the transfer race to sign Haaland.

Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn admits Erling Haaland is an unrealistic target for the German giants.

The Norwegian striker has attracted interest from several top clubs, with Manchester City and Real Madrid being his main suitors.

With Robert Lewandowski being linked with a move away from Bayern, a few German outlets had claimed the club might be preparing to make a move for Haaland. However, Kahn insists the Bundesliga champions cannot afford to sign the 21-year-old. 

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 “I don’t think we would be doing our job well if we didn’t deal with a young striker,” Kahn told Sport1.

“He’s shown his performances too, at BVB he’s an excellent striker. He’s also a very interesting player for the future.

“There is always talk of the ‘Haaland package’. [But] these are areas that are very, very far away from what we imagine [financially].”

Haaland scored two goals and provided an assist when Borussia Dortmund crushed Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday. The Norwegian star will return to action when the Black and Yellows face Bayern in Der Klassiker next weekend.