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Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (Martin Meissner/POOL)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (Martin Meissner/POOL)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (Martin Meissner/POOL)

Incoming Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has given his verdict on the latest reports linking striker Erling Haaland with a mega money move to Chelsea.

Dortmund have been firm in their stance that they do not intend to sell Haaland this summer, with the German club no longer needing to sell any players after agreeing a £73million to sell Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.

Yet there is a strong feeling that Dortmund would be open to selling Haaland if a huge cash offer came their way this summer, with sundayworld.com confirming last weekend that Chelsea appear to be the only club in the race to sign the Norway striker this summer.

With Haaland having a clause in his contract that will allow him to leave Dortmund for €75million next summer, a bid in excess of €120million may tempt Dortmund to cash in on their star man this summer.

Yet Kehl maintained the club's stance that they are not expecting to sell Haaland this summer in quotes appearing on SPORT1.

"There is definitely nothing new on the subject, I have only read the sum in the reports," said Kehl.

"Nothing has changed in our attitude, we are planning firmly with Erling, that is also clearly communicated with him and his advisor.

"He wants to play football, he feels comfortable with us and he will be eager to score many goals."

Kehl also wished Sancho well as he prepares to complete his move to Manchester United as he added: "There are still a few details to be clarified, but in the end this transfer is in the process of being processed and we wish him - if everything turns out like this - good luck in Manchester."

Chelsea now need to make the next move in the Haaland chase, with the Stamford Bridge club weighing up whether they can fund a transfer that would shattered their club record.

The concern for Chelsea officials must be that if they don't use their financial advantage to try and land Haaland this summer, they may miss out on the forward when his price plummets a year from now.

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