Manchester United’s hopes of landing Erling Haaland this summer’s transfer window have been hit after Borussia Dortmund’s senior figure Michael Zorc insisted their star man will stay.
Hours after the Red Devils’ humiliating European Super League about-turn, the club have been handed another hammer blow.
BVB chief Michael Zorc says that the 20-year-old will not be moving anywhere – even if Die Borussen miss out on UEFA Champions League qualification.
Speaking to Sky Germany, the German said: “We made a clear statement about the Haaland cause.
“The decision will not be made without Borussia Dortmund. No matter where we end up, Erling will continue to play for us.”
The Norwegian striker has been in superb form this season, scoring 35 goals in 37 games across all competitions for Dortmund.
His entourage Mino Raiola even embarked on a world tour to meet prospective clubs keen on the free-scoring sensation.
Barcelona and Real Madrid were visited, with the likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and Liverpool also targeted.
But the latest statement from Michael appears to confirm the ace is going nowhere and whether the Red Devils would be able to pay in excess of £100m for Haaland is another thing.