Borussia Dortmund chiefs hits back after latest Erling Haaland transfer rumours

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has hit back at the latest rumours linking Erling Haaland with a move away as PSG reportedly weigh up a £200m bid

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Erling Haaland admits rumoured fee is ‘a lot of money’

Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has doubled down on the club’s transfer stance regarding Erling Haaland insisting they are “not a bank”.

The German side have faced questions throughout the summer regarding the potential sale of the Norwegian.

Europe’s finest are lining up to sign the striker, whose release clause will come into affect next summer.

Currently Dortmund can name their price for a man who has scored 63 times in 64 games since joining almost two years ago.

PSG are the latest to be linked with a mega-money move for Haaland.

The Parisians could lose Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid in the final days of the transfer window which would leave them needing a replacement.

Erling Haaland is reportedly of interest to PSG

A €200m offer for Haaland has been rumoured, but Dortmund’s sporting director insists nothing has changed.

He told Kicker : “We are a football club, not a bank! Our position is very clear and did not change.

“I assume that we will now be confronted with wild rumours for another two days. Our position is clear, I don’t need to play the parrot all the time.”

Haaland has also been linked with Madrid, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs.

A move next summer is much more feasible with PSG needing to produce a crazy offer to tempt the German side into selling.

Dortmund have already allowed Jadon Sancho to leave and are unlikely to let Haaland leave in the same window.

Mino Raiola is the striker’s agent and will play a crucial role in his next move.

The super agent has strong links with PSG, where he has several of his players, which has only heightened speculation regarding a switch to Paris.

“It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it’s so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level,” Raiola told the BBC previously.

Dortmund chief Michael Zorc insists the club’s stance has not changed

“He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: ‘How long can we still enjoy them?’ So everyone is looking for the new generation.

“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.

“I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say ‘not interested’. It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?’”

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