Erling Haaland has 27 goals and seven assists in 25 matches for Borussia Dortmund this season and his fine form continues to attract interest from top European clubs.
This includes Manchester United and their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, confirmed on Wednesday he keeps in touch with his former player.
Solskjaer’s comments on the 20-year-old came a day after the latter’s advisor, Mino Raiola, told BBC Sport that only 10 clubs, four of them from England, can afford to sign the striker.
“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],” Raiola said.
Responding to the super-agent’s comments, BVB sporting director Michael Zorc told Bild, “I am not interested in media reports…”
Bild have also identified those four England clubs, and they are United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The report further looks at the Norway international’s contract situation and states he has a release clause is in excess of €100m that will ‘take effect’ in 2022.
Dortmund leaders want to keep Haaland beyond this season, but they are aware the task to retain him will get harder if they miss out on next season’s Champions League.
Bild also looked at what it means for the German club to sell their star in the summer. They state he would probably be a ‘new record sale’, surpassing the €130m plus bonuses Barcelona paid for Ousmane Dembélé in 2017.
Manchester United are in the mix for the big money signing and Bild’s report indicates suitors who are keen to take Haaland in the next market must spend in excess of €100m.