Former Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Erling Haaland will not be joining Liverpool in the future.
The striker was on the radar of several clubs even before he arrived at Borussia Dortmund in January 2020 and still continues to be linked with top European sides.
Recent reports have suggested the Reds will look to bring in a replacement for Roberto Firmino next summer, to bolster their attacking division.
On Wednesday, SportBild suggested Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the only four clubs who can afford to sign the BVB star.
Despite Jürgen Klopp’s side not being named as one of the main contenders for the Norway international, Rummenigge has stated the goalscoring star will not end up at Anfield.
He gave an interview to Bild and mentioned Liverpool when asked whether Haaland can replace Robert Lewandowski at the Bavarian club.
“With Lewandowski you have the best centre forward in the world. Haaland is the second best,” Rummenigge said.
“I think Bayern are interested in Robert staying beyond the end of contract in 2023. Haaland is an investment. I don’t think he’s going to Liverpool. I know the owner very well and he is not known for opening the (money) box.”
“For Haaland, I wouldn’t rule Real [Madrid] out. Maybe they’ll open the box a little more in the summer and possibly get Haaland and Kylian Mbappé.”