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Bayern Munich Sporting Director Confirms Interest in Erling Haaland

By Amreen
Bayern's sporting director has confirmed an interest in Haaland
Bayern's sporting director has confirmed an interest in Haaland / Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images

Bayern Munich sports director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in the world right now, and has attracted attention from several top clubs across Europe, and Salihamidzic has admitted that the Bundesliga champions are contemplating making a move for the Norwegian.

“This is a top player that the whole world probably wants," the Allianz Arena chief has told German outlet SPORT 1. "Of course we look there. Otherwise we would be full amateurs."

Chelsea have been strongly linked with the Norway international, who scored his first hat-trick of the new season against Wehen Wiesbaden in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday. Dortmund continue to insist that Haaland is not for sale this summer, but the profilic forward has a £67m release clause which will be active next year.

The Dortmund man fired home 27 Bundesliga goals last season, taking his overall tally to 60 goals in as many appearances. Speaking on the possibility of Haaland moving on from Dortmund this summer, German journalist Raphael Honigstein shut down the rumours, but confirmed the release clause in his contract.

He told Sky Sports back in June: "There is a possibility but it’s unlikely at this point because the price tag is so big. “There is also a huge wage bill implication for whoever gets Haaland. They’d have to smash their wage bill and I think a lot of clubs are wary [of that].

“Haaland is available next season for a fairly reasonable 75m euros – that’s not official but it’s a pretty open secret. Whatever happens this season, it would really have to force Dortmund’s hand in a way that they can’t say no. I think that could be even beyond the wealthiest clubs in Europe this summer.”