Erling Haaland might be too expensive a purchase for some of football’s richest clubs.
The Borussia Dortmund sensation is on everyone’s wish list.
The question is who will be willing to meet his reported demands?
TOP STORY – LALIGA GIANTS PRICED OUT OF HAALAND MOVE?
Haaland’s apparent desire for a €35million annual salary has the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid thinking twice about a potential move, Goal reported.
The prolific 20-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, has held informal discussions with both LaLiga stalwarts but the sides did not get into specifics about finances.
For now it appears Barca and Madrid are content to wait it out and see how Haaland’s market unfolds.
That is not the case for another potential suitor. According to Goal, an unnamed English club that made inquiries about the Leeds-born striker earlier this year has backed away from talks due to that salary figure.
The mystery team is not Chelsea, who consider Haaland their top target according to an Evening Standard report.
– While the Blues can hope to land the high-flying Norwegian, Timo Werner may be on the way out. Though the Evening Standard reports Chelsea have not yet seriously discussed selling him, it is not clear how he fits into the Blues’ strike force at the moment.
– Gianluigi Donnarumma is out of contract with AC Milan this summer and has had talks with Juventus, per La Gazzetta dello Sport.
– Manchester United have coveted Nikola Milenkovic and may be ready to make a move for the Fiorentina defender, though The Sun says United would not be interested at the rumoured £38m fee.