Chelsea transfer target shuns Chelsea for Borussia Dortmund

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German club Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Chelsea transfer target Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg for around €20 million (£17 million).

The highly rated Norway international signed a four and a half year contract with Borussia Dortmund and will join the Bundesliga club officially on January 3.

The 19 year old scored 28 goals and registered seven assists in just 22 games for Salzburg this season across all competitions, with eight goals in six Champions League matches.

“I had intensive discussions with the club’s management, especially with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and manager Lucien Favre,” Haaland told Dortmund’s website.

“There was a feeling right from the start that I absolutely wanted to join this club, go down this route and play football in this incredible Dortmund atmosphere in front of more than 80,000 spectators. I’m already itching to get started.”

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