Bayern Munich CONFIRM they will try to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund ahead of Chelsea, Man City, Real Madrid and co… and Hasan Salihamidzic says they’d have to be ‘AMATEURS’ not to chase the £68m star
- Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic confirms interest in Erling Haaland
- Striker has been linked with elite clubs including Chelsea and Manchester City
- He has a release clause from next summer which will allow him to leave for £68m
Bayern Munich’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, has confirmed the club is interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
The 21-year-old has become one of the most sought after players in the world recently with some of Europe’s elite clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United all interested in the forward.
Bayern Munich have now become the latest club to be linked to the Norwegian with Salihamidzic claiming they would be ‘amateurs’ to not go after him.
Erling Haaland is a man in demand with likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City linked
Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that Bayern are interested in buying Haaland
He told German TV channel Sport1: ‘ This is a top player that probably the whole world wants. Of course we are looking there. Otherwise we would be complete amateurs.
Haaland has a £68million release clause which becomes active from next summer but it has been reported that Dortmund are demanding £150million from any team looking to acquire him.
The striker was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer but he distanced himself away from the reported £150million fee – insisting that he is happy to stay at Dortmund.
Sporting director Sebastian Kehl has claimed that Haaland is eager to remain at Dortmund
He said: ‘I have three years left on my contract, I’m enjoying my time here. I hope it’s only rumours because it’s a lot of money for a person.’
Following Saturday’s first round German Cup win, Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl confirmed Haaland’s intends on remaining with the club: ‘Erling (Haaland) feels incredibly comfortable with us.
‘He wants to achieve something with this team – and I don’t have the feeling at all that he wants away.’
Haaland had an outstanding campaign last season, scoring 41 goals in all competitions – helping Dortmund land a place in the Champions League.