With transfer speculation running high, Dortmund's sporting director has laughed off reports that Haaland is leaving, despite being an absentee on the first day of pre-season training on Monday.
"Erling is already in England," the sporting director jokingly told Sky Germany on Monday after it became apparent that Haaland would not be reporting to training.
Speaking over the weekend to Bild about Haaland's future, Zorc added: "Nothing has changed. We are firmly planning with Erling for the new season."
I understand Chelsea are preparing a "BIG offer" to check out and challenge Dortmund's "he will stay here next season".
The understanding is that Dortmund won't say no to 175 million euro
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It's been reported that Haaland's release clause, which becomes active in 2022, is in the region of £68m - but Chelsea and City are said to not be keen on waiting until then to make a move for the young prodigy.
Both clubs, however, will have their work cut out with Dortmund notoriously stubborn when it comes to transfer dealings, but a bid of £150m may just twist their arm. So, who will it be - Chelsea or City? Only time will tell.
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