Borussia Dortmund remain firm on their stance that Erling Haaland will not leave the club this summer, according to reports.
The German side have maintained that the Norwegian forward, who has attracted heavy interest from Chelsea after a sensational 2020/21 campaign, will stay put at the Signal Iduna Park next season.
Despite Dortmund’s desire to block a move for the 20-year-old, Chelsea have been hot in their pursuit of the ex-Red Bull Salzburg star, who has a release clause worth €75 million in his contract that will become active next year.
As per the latest information from BILD Sport’s Sven Westerschulze, Dortmund are insistent on keeping Haaland at the club next season, and have stated that their talisman will neither be sold nor swapped this summer.
It was reported further on Friday that Dortmund are ‘unaware’ of Chelsea’ attempts to include one of Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi in their pursuit of Haaland.
Clubs vesting interest in Abraham, such as Aston Villa, West Ham and Arsenal, have been told that the club are trying to strike a deal with Dortmund that would see the 23-year-old head the other way.
However, it was mentioned earlier on Friday that there is ‘no possibility’ of the German giants agreeing to Chelsea’s offer to include their academy graduate in a player-plus-cash deal for their star striker.
Additionally, Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was heavily linked with a switch to Bayern Munich a few years back, had also been mooted as makeweight as Chelsea look for alternative approaches to land Haaland this summer.
Chelsea have been chasing Haaland’s signature for months and after securing Champions League glory, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to bolster in search of domestic glory next term.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland’s entourage are aware of the interest from Chelsea this summer, according to Le Parisien journalist Julien Laurens.
As per Julien Laurens via ESPN FC, Haaland’s father Alfie Haaland and agent Mino Raiola are aware of Chelsea’s interest in the 20-year-old.
“I’ve spoken to Mino Raiola and Alfie Haaland, they know that this interest is concrete,” said Laurens on the YouTube channel.
The journalist continued: “The thing is, there is this 75 million Euro release clause next year, and Borussia Dortmund is saying ‘until then, he’s staying with us. We don’t care how much money you offer.’”