Dortmund chief finally admits that Erling Haaland can be sold

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Erling Haaland is among the hottest property in European football, having scored 43 goals in 43 games since joining Borussia Dortmund 13 months ago.

Chelsea are keen on signing the Norwegian striker this summer to strengthen the club’s attack.

Dortmund have played hardball when responding to interest in Haaland and also Jadon Sancho, but Borussia Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed the club is open to selling their big players as long as it helps them balance their accounts.

Speaking recently to German news outlet, Handelsblatt, Watzke noted, “In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out [selling big names].

“But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time.

“Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”

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