Dortmund chief confirms club set for showdown talks with Erling Haaland
Borussia Dortmund's head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl has revealed that the club are set for showdown talks with Erling Haaland over his future in the next few weeks.
Haaland has been linked with a move away from Dortmund for the last year and Barcelona are reportedly confident of signing the striker with the winter transfer window now open.
Kehl has admitted that Haaland's future is in his own hands, but is hopeful the 21-year-old can be convinced to stay on at Dortmund.
"The situation is very clear, he has the opportunity to get out [of his contract in the summer]," the Dortmund chief told a press conference.
"There are certainly a few more reasons why Haaland is in very good hands at Borussia Dortmund and why we as a club can continue to be a very good option for him.
"We will sit down with Erling and his team in the next few weeks and discuss the situation intensively. It would be good if a decision doesn't drag on forever."
Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with a move for Haaland, however, Barca look to be frontrunners and will most likely face competition from LaLiga rivals, Real Madrid.
CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said last month: "All I know is that Real Madrid are very interested in him. I could name 25 others now, but with Real I know for sure. I think he would fit in better in Spain."