‘There’s a deadline’: BVB deny fixed Haaland switch

“There is a deadline”
BVB deny Haaland fixed switch

No top European club want to sign Erling Haaland. Manchester City appear to be the winner. But the BVB license player’s boss Sebastian Kehl denies the transfer is set. But: “We want a decision as soon as possible.”

Borussia Dortmund licensing boss Sebastian Kehl has denied reports that Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City is imminent. ‘No,’ Kehl replied on Sky ahead of BVB game against VfL Wolfsburg (from 3.30 p.m. on the live ticker ntv.de) to the question of whether an interested party had already reported. Several outlets previously reported that City coach Pep Guardiola was planning with the 21-year-old Norwegian for the upcoming season.

“We have an exit clause which is known and there is a time limit,” Kehl said, without giving details of the time limit. Haaland can leave BVB this summer due to a €75m exit clause, his contract actually runs until 2024. “We want a decision as soon as possible,” Kehl said.

Kehl described Dortmund coach Marco Rose’s statements on how to deal with Haaland’s injury as “a bit unhappy”. Rose had said of Haaland’s chances to play against VfL: “He’s biting his teeth and then maybe taking a pill before the game and it should work out.” The Norwegian is in the starting XI.

Kehl stressed that the club were ‘very, very responsible’ with the Norwegian. “The plan is that Erling still wants to play and you still try to find a good decision with him,” said the ex-professional, who will act as sporting director in the future.

Haaland has been linked with various top clubs for months. Besides Manchester City, where, according to the newspaper “Bild”, Guardiola wants to give new impetus to the workforce, Real Madrid should also be interested. According to ESPN, Haaland has now canceled Manchester United. The 21-year-old’s contract at Dortmund actually runs until the summer of 2024.

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