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Dortmund chief reiterates desire to keep Haaland

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund have no plans of selling Erling Haaland this summer, insists club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Hans-Joachim Watzke.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has reiterated his desire to hold on to Erling Haaland beyond the summer amid consistent speculation surrounding the striker's future.

"I have the clear expectation that Erling Haaland will still play for us next year. And I don't waste any thoughts on anything else," Watzke told Sport Bild.

The fact that Haaland's agent, Mino Raiola, and father, Alfie Haaland, have held talks with a number of clubs is no problem for Watzke.

"Firstly, he had informed us in advance. Secondly, it's clear that Erling will leave us at some point, just not so quickly. We also know that such trips are always a matter of self-marketing with Mino Raiola," underlined the Dortmund chief.

Haaland's contract still runs for another three years. According to reports, it includes a release clause that will become active in 2022.

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