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Bayern Munich chief rules club out of 'unimaginable' Erling Haaland transfer

FOOTBALL By Mirror | May 16th 2021
Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates winning the DFB Cup with the trophy [Reuters, Martin Rose]

The future CEO of Bayern Munich has ruled out the club raiding Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund for star striker Erling Haaland.

Oliver Kahn has described the reported price tag of the Norwegian striker as ‘unimaginable’ for the German champions in the clearest sign yet that Bayern will not be making a move.

Kahn will succeed the outgoing Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the position at Bayern this summer and will play a significant role in the club’s recruitment process.

Haaland has been in devastating form at Dortmund since joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020, netting a sensational 53 goals in 56 appearances for the German side.

Indeed, the Norwegian striking sensation has scored 20 goals in just 16 outings in the Champions League since the start of the 2019/20 campaign - making him among the most coveted players in world football.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and a host of leading English clubs have been linked with a move for Haaland this summer, but Bayern have little intention of being in that race.

Kahn told Bild, in quotes carried by Goal.com: "Sorry, whoever spoke about that didn't understand the situation.

"A package that costs - as we heard - over €100m is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment."

Kahn also spoke of the future of Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 39 goals in just 27 Bundesliga appearances this season and he has scored 46 times across all competitions.

The Poland international has two years remaining on his contract at the club and remains one of the first names on their team sheet.

The future Bayern CEO added:"Robert still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned. He's scored 39 goals [in the Bundesliga] so far!

"Just for that, we don't have to think about Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a few more years."

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