Erling Haaland will expect to earn more than £500,000 per week at a new club if he leaves Borussia Dortmund in the summer, according to reports.

The Norwegian appears likely to leave the Bundesliga ahead of next summer due to a £64million release clause in his current deal.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed earlier this week the club are ‘talking regularly’ about the potential of signing the striker, while Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also believed to be in the hunt.

But ESPN claim whichever European giants wins the race to the 21-year-old Norway international if he decides to depart Signal Iduna Park in 2022 will have to pay him £30m per year.

Haaland’s financial demands however have not put Europe’s elite of pursuing a deal for the striker, the report adds, with other claims suggesting the transfer fee will be inflated by a notable payment to his representatives – including super agent Mino Raiola – for brokering a deal.

European champions Chelsea – who lost first-choice strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to injury on Wednesday – are the latest frontrunners following Tuchel’s comments this week.

Speaking in an interview with SportBild, he said: ‘We have talked about Haaland a couple of times also in the transfer window. It looked unrealistic and not possible to do.

‘Of course we talk regularly about him because he is a fantastic player and a profile at Dortmund, which is a big rival for us in the Champions League.’

The interviewer then asked whether the presence of Lukaku would stop the deal from happening, and Tuchel replied that he would have ‘no problem’ using them together in a front two.

When pressed again about the possibility of signing him in the coming months, Tuchel added: ‘Let us see what will happen the next weeks.’

Haaland has scored 70 goals in 69 appearances for Dortmund since rejecting a move to Man United to join the German outfit ahead of the January transfer window last year.

The Norwegian striker is therefore unsurprisingly flying at Dortmund this season, with 18 goals in 13 appearances for club and country.

Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the forward.


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