Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for the highly in-demand Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland.
Haaland has scored 25 times in 26 games for BVB this term, including two in a resounding 6-1 victory against Wolfsburg over the weekend.
After two-and-a-half years at the Signal Iduna Park, the Norwegian is all but set for an exit with Real Madrid and Manchester City touted as the most likely destinations.
The reliable Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that City have stepped up their pursuit of Haaland to fend off competition from Los Blancos.
As seen on numerous occasions in the past, Bayern have a knack for snapping up top players from fellow German sides but Haaland will not be moving to the Allianz Arena in the summer.
This was confirmed by the club’s Chief Executive Officer Oliver Kahn, who told Sport 1 that Haaland was out of the club’s reach financially.
“The Haaland package is often talked about. We wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we didn’t deal with a young striker,” Kahn said.
“Of course, he is an excellent striker and a very interesting player for the future. These are financial dimensions that are beyond our imagination.”
Kahn also dropped an update on the current uncertainty surrounding Robert Lewandowski’s future amid links of a potential switch to Barcelona:
“Robert has a contract with us for next season. We are in contact with Robert and want him to stay at Bayern for as long as possible. Robert is a player who has the potential to score 30 or 40 goals every year.
“Of course, at some point players like this get the idea that I’ve achieved everything here and won everything. Then it takes time to convince him to stay here.”
Bayern will be keen to keep hold of Lewandowski especially off the back of a relatively underwhelming season for the Bavarians.
While Julian Nagelsmann’s men are on course for a 10th straight league title, they suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB Pokal and were dumped out of the Champions League by Villareal in the quarter-finals.
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