Footy Extras

UCL giants believe Chelsea-linked striker will not agitate for summer exit

Borussia Dortmund do not expect to see Chelsea and Manchester City target Erling Haaland force a move out of the club this summer.

Mino Raiola and the forward’s father embarked on a tour of the big European side last week to gauge interest in the player ahead of the transfer window.

They held talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain and are expected to do the same with the Blues and the Citizens and Manchester United soon.

But Dortmund remain calm about the forward’s future and they remain confident of holding on to the ace beyond the end of the transfer window.

According to German outlet Kicker, the Bundesliga giants are not expecting Erling to agitate for a move out of the Signal Iduna Park in the summer.

A €75m release clause will come into effect in his contract next year but this summer it could take big money to snare the striker away from Dortmund.

Die Borussen are expected to hold out for at least €150 million before agreeing to sell the Norway international in the coming months.

With his high wage demands and Mino’s agent fees, the deal is likely to touch astronomical figures in a transfer window where money is expected to be tight at most outfits in Europe.

Haaland wants to play UEFA Champions League football but BVB have slipped seven points behind the top four spots in the German top-flight this season.