Man Utd and Chelsea in Erling Haaland transfer blow with Dortmund confident of keeping striker despite £64m exit clause

BORUSSIA DORTMUND are confident they will keep Erling Haaland despite his cut-price £64million release clause, reports suggest.

Haaland has taken the world of football by storm with a series of stunning performances for Dortmund, where he has already registered a staggering 70 goals in 69 appearances across all competitions.

That has led to immense interest from some of Europe's biggest hitters, such as Manchester United and Chelsea, who are looking to make a move in the summer as it looks like his asking price will dramatically reduce.

According to Manchester Evening News, however, the Premier League duo has cause for worry as Dortmund's head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl is positive the star striker is staying put.

Kehl said: “Of course, we are trying to give him the feeling that Borussia Dortmund continues to be a top address for him and that he can still develop here.

“The decision has not yet been made, but I would bet €100 (£84.8) [on him staying].”

Kehl's statement shouldn't be taken lightly, according to Bayern Munich great Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern are also interested in Haaland as they see him as the perfect replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

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Rummenigge told Bild: "I recently had an espresso with my ex-colleague Aki Watzke in Munich.

“He told me that he was very optimistic that Haaland would still play for Borussia Dortmund next season."

Haaland has registered a total of 13 goals and four assists in 10 games across all competitions so far this season.

Dortmund are in no need of a cash boost after selling Jadon Sancho to United for £73m last summer.

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