With Jadon Sancho’s exit, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland’s future may have taken a twist over the past 24 hours.
The 20-year-old is one of the key players in this summer’s transfer window as he is the subject of interest from a number of big-name clubs across Europe, including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
But will he still be a Dortmund player come deadline day? Well, it would appear that’s the likely outcome considering the Bundesliga outfit have agreed to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United for £73m.
As a result, the possibility of two big sales in the same summer seem slim to none.
And Haaland’s father, Alfie, might have just dropped the biggest hint yet that the striker will be staying at the Signal Iduna Park for another season at least.
Although, a 12-month wait for a transfer could actually end up being beneficial for Chelsea and club director Marina Granovskaia as Haaland’s release clause will be set at £68m next summer. That’s just under £100m less than Dortmund’s reported £150m asking price this summer.
With that said, the aforementioned Alfie, took to social media after it was confirmed that Sancho’s move to Man United was edging closer to completion and may have suggested that his son won’t be following the England international out of the club in the current window.
“F***, but all the best @Sanchooo10,” he wrote on Twittering. “You will be missed.”
Now, the ‘You will be missed’ part can be taken in two ways.
Either, Haaland’s father is strictly talking about the partnership between the pair being broken up or that they will miss Sancho around the club which suggests the Norway international is staying put.
But there has been rather interesting development regarding Haaland.
But, the sticking point could be that his agent – Mino Raiola – wants a release clause included in any agreement, something that the Blues are not willing to do.According to The Transfer Window Podcast, the striker ‘expects to join Chelsea’ before the 2021/22 Premier League campaign begins as hosts Ian McGarry and Duncan Castles understand that talks are advancing in the hope of a deal being completed.