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Dortmund chief reiterates transfer stance on Haaland

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The Norwegian hitman is probably the hottest property in football right now will all major European clubs swooning over him.

Hans-Joachim Watzke remains firm over their transfer stance on Erling Haaland, insisting he will “remain a Borussia Dortmund player next year.”

Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich have all been mooted as potential landing spots for the highly-talented Haaland.

The 20-year-old supposedly has a €75 million release clause in his contract, but those determined to acquire his services are reportedly ready to splash double that figure to land him this summer.

Mino Raiola recently opened the door for a summer departure from Signal Iduna Park for his client, but the BVB CEO is adamant about keeping hold of the club’s prized asset beyond this season.

“I’ve known Mino for a long time and get along well with him,” Watzke told Sport1. “You have to accept his idiosyncrasies. But he also knows the idiosyncrasies of Borussia Dortmund. He can give a new interview every day for all I care. It’s no problem for us.

“Erling Haaland will remain a Borussia Dortmund player next year.”

Watzke added on Haaland: “He’s not letting anything get to him and he’s going full throttle. The way he was cheering along in the stands shows how much he identifies with his team.

“There was also a conflict of interest with Robert Lewandowski back then. We stood firm and Robert accepted that. In the following season, he became the top scorer. I think Erling can do the same.”

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