Man Utd, Man City, and Chelsea are all vying with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona to land Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland but his club is playing hardball over letting him go this summer.
Borussia Dortmund is not planning on giving Erling Haaland up without a fight this summer despite his release clause being set to come into play in 2022.
With finances tight at Signal Iduna Park, there have been suggestions Dortmund could cash in on Haaland this summer for a higher fee as the likes of Chelsea and Man City scramble to beat their rivals to his signature.
But Dortmund is intent on keeping the 20-year-old for at least another campaign and is demanding more than double his release clause fee to let him go at the end of this season.
Borrusia Dortmund want £154million to allow Haaland to depart a year early in a stance designed to ward off potential bidders.
It’s a tactic that would see Dortmund lose out financially in the long run but club chiefs are hopeful of mounting a title challenge in 2021/22 with Haaland spearheading their attack.