Erling Haaland: I am respectful towards my Borussia Dortmund contract

Erling Haaland has said he will be “respectful” towards his Borussia Dortmund contract ahead of a potential summer of offers for the forward.

The Norway international, 20, is under contract at Dortmund until 2024 but has a reported €75m (£66m) release clause, which comes into effect in the summer of 2022.

The player’s representatives – agent Mino Raiola and father Alf Inge – visited Barcelona and Madrid for talks in April, while he has also been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United.

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Raiola acknowledged Dortmund do not want to sell the striker, who scored 41 goals in 41 games this season, and Haaland has suggested he could stay beyond the summer.

“Well, I have a contract for a couple of years so I am respectful towards my contract,” Haaland told Viaplay.

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Dortmund won the DFB-Pokal but finished a distant third in the Bundlesliga, 13 points behind champions Bayern Munich.

A strong finish to the season helped Dortmund secure a Champions League place, which Haaland described as a “relief”.

An honour to be awarded with the @Bundesliga_DE Player of the Season! An achievement not just for me but for the whole @BVB family. ⚫🟡 We won this award together! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/GqhPxXFvKW

He added: “Like I have said before, I’m a big fan of the Champions League and I think everybody knows that.

“It was a relief to secure that spot. It was really important.

“I am a simple guy. When I like something, I just want to have more. When I score a goal, I always chase the next goal.

“I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win trophies.”

Man Utd ‘most realistic’ move for Sancho as talks continue

Manchester United remain in talks with Jadon Sancho’s representatives over a potential transfer this summer.

Sky Sports News has been told that “as it stands, United represents the most realistic destination” for Sancho.

A number of other clubs are interested.

Personal terms are not expected to be a problem as United negotiated terms when they tried to sign Sancho last summer.

Dortmund are listening to offers for Sancho, but have not publicly named a price or set a deadline.

It is thought Dortmund’s asking price will be significantly less than the £108m they demanded last summer – and they could deal at around £80m.

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