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top target Erling Haaland rules out a move to one English club as decision over his future looms - report

Norway striker Haaland is the hottest property in European football

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Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland will turn down any offers to sign for Chelsea this summer and has set his sights on a move to one of six top clubs, according to well sourced reports in Germany.

Publicly, Dortmund are suggesting hopeful of hanging on to Haaland until the summer of 2022, when a €75million release clause will be activated in his contract.

Yet the Bundesliga side could collect a much bigger fee for Haaland if they sell him this summer, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all mentioned as possible destinations in England.

Yet Chelsea appear to have been knocked off Haaland's list of potential clubs, with the report in Bold suggesting he wants to join a 'bigger club' when he makes his next move.

The 20-year-old striker has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football since his move to Dortmund, with his agent Mino Raiola set to negotiate one of the most lucrative transfers in football history if a deal can be struck ahead of next season.

Liverpool and both Manchester clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the clubs Haaland is believed to favour, yet the cash crunch created by the Covid-19 crisis may push a deal in excess of £100million out of reach.

After the Sunday World revealed last month that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had made Haaland a top transfer target for this summer, this news appears to be a blow to that ambition.

Yet Chelsea are one of the few clubs that could finance a deal for Haaland and given the huge wealth of Abramovich and his eagerness to back new boss Thomas Tuchel with big money signings, they could still tempt the striker with a huge financial package to join.

So even if Haaland may be suggesting he would prefer to consider a move to one of the traditional giants of European football, the options on the table for him may be limited this summer.

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