It’s Monday, July 12, 2021. Do you know where your 20-year-old superstar striker is?
Borussia Dortmund began their preseason today, but have done so without Erling Braut Haaland. He was supposed to be there, but he wasn’t. He will apparently only arrive tomorrow, for whatever reason. BVB sporting director Michael Zorc isn’t worried, laughing off the questions from Sky Deutschland, joking that Haaland is “already in England”.
Very funny, Michael.
Haaland fehlt! "Der ist schon in England..." ⬇️https://t.co/eZN6zWa0CI— Sky Sport News (@SkySportNewsHD) July 12, 2021
That said, we also have fresh speculation about Chelsea testing Dortmund’s resolve with the second highest bid of all time. This comes just hours after the Athletic reported that Chelsea are “coming to terms” with Haaland not happening this summer and being surprised by reports of us even thinking about bidding €175m (£150m).
But others claim that we are not only thinking about such things, but actively preparing them. Cash in some GameStop, Roman!
Re: Haaland— Jan Aage Fjortoft ️ (@JanAageFjortoft) July 12, 2021
I understand Chelsea are preparing a “BIG offer” to check out and challenge Dortmund’s “he will stay here next season”.
The understanding is that Dortmund won’t say no to 175 million euro
Meanwhile, according to Sport1, Haaland wouldn’t be against a move to Chelsea (or Manchester City or Real Madrid), but a move this summer remains unlikely. While Haaland is not happy that Jadon Sancho left, that’s hardly a big enough reason for him to force a transfer away. Moreover, he is now in line to be coached by Marco Rose, who gave Haaland his debut at RB Salzburg after the young striker arrived from Norway’s Molde in January 2019.
So, Haaland remains a dream, as always.
Erling Haaland was not present at Borussia Dortmund fitness camp today. ⚫️ #BVB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2021
BVB sport director Michael Zorc joking about it: “Erling is already in England...”, he told SkyDe laughing. #CFC
Borussia are still on the same position: they want to keep Haaland this summer.