Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has insisted Erling Haaland will still be at the Bundesliga club next season.
Barcelona are one of several clubs being linked with a summer move for the prolific striker who is one of Europe’s hottest properties currently.
Kehl has offered an update on Haaland and says he’s in no doubt that the 20-year-old will not move this summer.
“I understand that Erling Haaland will play for Borussia Dortmund in the new season. Erling totally agrees,” he said.
“I see him every day and I can say that he completely identifies with the club.”
Barcelona president Joan Laporta met with Haaland’s agent and father recently and reportedly discussed a potential move to the Camp Nou.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola, told AS in a recent interview that a move to Barcelona is “difficult, but not impossible” due to the Catalans’ financial problems.
Kehl didn’t seem too suprised by Raiola’s statements and knows that speculation over Haaland’s future is likely to continue.
“We know Mino Raiola very well, so one or two statements do not surprise us,” he said.
“We are not naive and we know that we are talking about probably the most talked about strikers in the world right now. The speculation will not stop.”
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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has also insisted Haaland is going nowhere this summer. Watze told Sport1: “I’ve known Raiola for a long time and get along well with him. It’s no problem for us. Erling Haaland will remain a Borussia Dortmund player next year”.