Haaland on his way out?
Borussia Dortmund have a knack of picking up talent just before they explode into the football mainstream, and the German club may be about to do so again.
With Erling Haaland’s surely lying away from Signal Iduna park, whether it be this summer or next, the Black and Yellow will need to reinforce in order to replace even part of his 41 goals across all competitions last campaign.
Chelsea ‘want to guide’ Erling Haaland to London with a ‘mega offer’ of €175m.
Haaland was stopped by reporter Jörg Weiler, who asked ‘will you stay with BVB?’.
‘Haaland thinks about it for a moment, then reacts with a big grin. But says nothing.’
– BILD via @Sport_Witness
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) July 14, 2021
Malen on the move?
While the Haaland rumours rumble on, Marco Rose has seemingly identified PSV’s Donyell Malen as the player to replace the Norwegian forward when he leaves.
The Dutch striker was once on the books at Arsenal, but has shot to prominence in the Eredivise, netting 19 times and providing a further 8 assists in his 32 appearances in the Dutch league in 2020-21.
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) July 14, 2021
According to Goal.com reporter Ronan Murphy, citing German outlet SportsBild, Dortmund have edged closer to completing the deal having agreed terms with the 22 year old forward.
However, there remains some way to go, with the sides 5 million euros apart when it comes to the player’s valuation; PSV are said to be demanding 30 million euros, while Dortmund’s latest offer amounted to just 25 million euros.
👀 | Liverpool are in active negotiations with agent Mino Raiola over a move for Donyell Malen this summer.
[Sports Witness] pic.twitter.com/OcdUnStVlA
— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) July 8, 2021
Should a deal be agreed, it would come as a blow to Liverpool, who were also thought to be interested in the youngster, who provided two assists in four outings at Euro 2020.
The far bigger question, however, is whether Malen would be enough to replace the departing players in Dortmund.