Bayern Munich chief’s Erling Haaland statement starts transfer scramble with Chelsea and Man Utd

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Erling Haaland demonstrated why he’s one of Europe’s best forwards after he bagged a hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s opening match of the season.

The Norwegian netted a 25-minute treble to help his side to a 3-0 away win against Wehen Wiesbaden in the DFB-Pokal first round as the Schwarzgelben look to defend their title.

This has sparked further debate on where Haaland’s future lies, with a number of the biggest clubs in Europe interested in the striker, including Manchester United and Manchester United.

Chelsea have also been reportedly interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge but Romelu Lukaku’s imminent switch from Inter Milan seems to have ended the Blues’ interest in the Dortmund star.

After Saturday night’s game, Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl reiterated the club’s stance that Haaland is going nowhere this summer despite ongoing attention from across the continent.

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However, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamdzic confirmed that the club is interested in a move for Haaland and would be firmly on their radar.

Speaking to Sport 1, Salihamidzic said: “This is a top player that probably the whole world wants.

“Of course we are looking there. Otherwise we would be complete amateurs.”

Salihamidzic’s statement is a surefire nod to the German champions making their move for Haaland in the summer of 2022, when the Norwegian hitman’s release clause drops to £68million.

And it is a statement that is sure to start a transfer scramble with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, amongst others, who will be back in for the striker next summer.

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The 21-year-old finished as the Bundesliga’s second-highest goalscorer in 2020/21 and went on to grab 41 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions.

Only Robert Lewandowski netted more than Haaland last term, but as the Poland international turns 33 this month, Bayern could require another striker to bolster their attacking options.

As the Blues are close to completing the £98 million transfer for Lukaku within the next few days, it’s unlikely that Haaland will be following suit but it remains to be seen as to whether they will pursue that move in the future.

Source by Football London

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