Borussia Dortmund have set Manchester United and Chelsea target Erling Haaland’s summer transfer fee at £154million, a report claims.
Haaland has become one of the world’s most coveted players following his rise since the start of last season. The striker, who netted on his Champions League debut, has scored 33 goals in 31 games this season. In addition, he has notched 20 Champions League goals faster than any other player and is the youngest to do so.
The Norwegian’s contract features a €75million (£64million) release clause which activates in summer 2022.
However, those keen could be willing to pay the extra this year to ensure they do not miss out on a generational talent.
The extra money teams would have to pay has proved a topic of debate in recent weeks; reports have touted that Dortmund would want at least £100million for their star man.
According to ESPN, however, Dortmund have made it clear that they want €180million (£154million).
Haaland is likely to become one of the favourites alongside Kylian Mbappe to compete for the Ballon d’Or in the near future.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have reached the twilight of their careers, while Robert Lewandowski is 33 in August.
As such, Haaland, 20, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Mbappe, 22, will likely become the leading contenders.
Real Madrid also have an interest in Haaland, but former club president Ramon Calderon has insisted that Los Blancos will struggle to compete for his signature.
Real Madrid will struggle to sign Haaland
Calderon said: “There are always rumours at this time of the season.
“They are talking about Mbappe, Haaland… too many players.
“We are not in the best form economically-speaking because we are refurbishing our stadium spending a lot of money.
“It will be difficult to spend money in the summer. We always try to sign good players, we’ve been doing that for years.”