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Report: Dortmund put Halstenberg talks on hold

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund are yet to agree a deal to sign Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig. Apparently, they want to get rid of Nico Schulz first.

Marcel Halstenberg and Marco Reus.
Marcel Halstenberg and Marco Reus.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Borussia Dortmund have put their plans to sign Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig on hold for the time being, according to Kicker, who reports that the talks between the parties have been 'inconclusive' so far.

The reason is obvious: Dortmund only want to sign Halstenberg if they manage to offload Nico Schulz first.

The 28-year-old, who arrived from Hoffenheim for €25,5 million, has been put up for sale after failing to live up to the expectations in his first two seasons at Signal Iduna Park.

Halstenberg has one year left on his contract with Leipzig, who are likely to cash in on the 29-year-old with a contract extension seemingly off the table.

Dortmund could sign the German football for a fee in the region of €8-12 million. First, however, they need to find a new club for Schulz.

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