REVEALED: Bayern Munich believes they will beat Man City and the rest of Europe’s top clubs for Erling Haaland if he stays with Borussia Dortmund until 2022 … despite offers of over £ 100m expected this summer
- Bayern Munich is confident that they will land striker Erling Haaland next summer
- Haaland is in high demand, but Borussia Dortmund has no plans to sell him
- Nonetheless, clubs are preparing offers in excess of £ 100 million this summer
- Haaland will be available for his £ 65 million release clause at the end of next season
- Bayern will seek to sign him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich are confident they will land Erling Haaland next summer if he stays with Borussia Dortmund for another season.
The Norwegian forward is sought after by all major clubs in Europe, including Manchester City, although Dortmund insist they have no plans to sell the 20-year-old. However, that probably won’t put off Haaland’s admirers, with offers in excess of £ 100m expected at the end of the campaign.
However, Haaland will be available next summer for around £ 65 million due to a clause in his contract and Sportsmail understand that Bayern thinks they can win the race for him under those circumstances as they seek the long-term heir of Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33. in August.
Bayern Munich are confident that they will land striker Erling Haaland if he is not sold this summer
Bayern sees him as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who turns 33 in August
The prospect of losing another key player to their major rivals would be painful for Dortmund fans, who have seen Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze move to Bayern in their prime.
The ghost of Haaland in a Bayern shirt from next summer may indeed turn out to be a key card in the hand of Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola during the negotiations.
Haaland is admired by City boss Pep Guardiola, but will try to extend his arid run in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are going to make a lot of money for Haaland this summer
Haaland and his Dortmund teammates prepare for City in the Champions League
Guardiola has not bagged Europe’s biggest club trophy as a manager since leading Barcelona to the second of his two titles in 2011.
When asked about Haaland’s future last week, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: ‘We will discuss this in peace with Erling, his father and his agent Mino Raiola.
‘We also want him to stay with us to score goals with conviction next year. There is no alternative plan. ‘