Borussia Dortmund have secured their place in next season’s Champions League and with it, note Mundo Deportivo, the continuity of Erling Haaland. The Norwegian marksman has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga for months, but Dortmund’s capture of that all-important European place has made it more likely he’ll stay; but only for a year.
Dortmund are refusing to sell for below €180m this summer, but next summer there’s said to be a gentleman’s agreement in place to enable the Norwegian’s departure for a fee in the region of €75m. Both of La Liga’s giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid, are tracking the situation very closely.
Manchester United seem to the best-placed English club to secure his signature, willing to part with the money needed to secure his transfer fee, signing-on fee and wage. Madrid’s number one target is Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, and will move to fighting for Haaland once the Frenchman is signed. Barcelona’s energy is going towards renewing Lionel Messi’s contract; only once that’s done will they look further afield.