Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland sees the possibility of joining only six clubs in world football - and the news will come as a bitter blow to Premier League side Chelsea and club owner Roman Abramovich.
The 20-year-old striker, who is currently valued at €110 million, has attracted the interest of top European clubs in recent months, although his hefty price tag will mean only a select few will be able to attain his services.
In fact, Haaland's agent Mino Raiola has recent claimed that only 10 clubs will be able to afford the generational talent as a €100 million release clause comes into effect in 2022.
Despite the price tag, however, Haaland and his bright future will certainly bring suitors. Only recently, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich claimed he 'absolutely wants' to sign the Norwegian forward and will bring him in 'at all costs'.
But it appears the striker - who has scored 33 goals in all competitions this season - only wants to sign for an 'absolute top club', according to SportBild, and Chelsea do not meet that criteria.
The news comes after rumours emerged that the club would open talks with the player this month.
There are only six clubs in world football who fit into the 'absolute top club' category, says the report. These are Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
Mino Raiola has claimed recently that his client could move to England's top flight at the end of the season.
"It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it's so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level," he told BBC.
"He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?'
"So everyone is looking for the new generation."
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Raiola added: "Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund... and four of those clubs are in [England].
"I don't think there's a sports director or trainer in the world who would say 'not interested.'
"It's like saying: 'Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?'"
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