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Erling Haaland future deadline emerges as £260,000-a-week salary put up

The future of Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund will be decided by the end of February at the latest, according to a report.

The prolific Norway frontman has had the best teams in Europe chasing him ever since he left RB Salzburg in January 2020. Manchester United failed with a bid to land the 21-year-old, instead Haaland opted for the Bundesliga with Dortmund. And he has thrived for Marco Rose’s men smashing 76 goals in 75 competitive games.

Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City, Man Utd and Bayern Munich have all shown interest in Haaland, whose contract expires in 2024. But the attacker does have a £68m release clause which comes into effect next summer.

With that in mind, German outlet Bild report are putting together a club-record financial package to persuade Haaland to stay. Aided by the club’s kit manufacturer Puma, Dortmund are hoping to keep hold of Haaland with a huge offer.

The report details that Dortmund are prepared to double Haaland’s annual salary to £13.4m-a-year or the equivalent of £260,000-a-week.

Haaland could also be in line to collect up to £6.7m in bonuses from Puma. The sportswear brand are desperate to out-do the deal Haaland had with previous manufacturer Nike.

Dortmund will meet with Haaland’s father Alf-Inge Haaland and the player’s agent Mino Raiola in January.

And Dortmund have set a deadline on a decision over his future. The outlet claim that it has been agreed between the club and the Norwegian that a decision will have to be made before the end of February.

Haaland’s agent Raiola recently stated that no pre-contract has been agreed with any club. The controversial figure also did  not rule out his client staying at Dortmund.

But the fact that Dortmund didn’t qualify for the Champions League last-16 may force Haaland to look for a step up. Instead BVB will face Rangers in the Europa League, while the big guns are battling it out in the Champions League knockout phase.

 

The deadline from Dortmund comes on the back of reports that Man City will go after the player hard in 2022.

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