Borussia Dortmund chief Michael Zorc has said that Striker Erling Haaland is ‘already in England’ after he missed training today, MySportDab reports.
Haaland was absent from Dortmund’s fitness camp on Monday.
The Norwegian is due back for pre-season training but him and some other players were absent.
Former Norwegian footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft, has claimed that Chelsea want to submit a big money offer for the 20-year-old.
Jan Aage wrote: ‘I understand Chelsea are working on a “BIG offer” to test Dortmund’s “he will stay for next season”.
‘Dortmund won’t just reject 175 million euro for a player.’
Borussia Dortmund chief Zorc has previously stated that Haaland is not for sale this summer.
However, he did joke with reporters when asked about the Haaland’s absence from training on Monday.
When asked by Sky Sports Germany where Haaland was, Zorc joked: ‘He’s already in England!’
Erling Haaland was not present at Borussia Dortmund fitness camp today. 🟡⚫️ #BVB
BVB sport director Michael Zorc joking about it: “Erling is already in England…”, he told SkyDe laughing. #CFC
Borussia are still on the same position: they want to keep Haaland this summer.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2021
Haaland has scored 57 goals in 59 games since he joined Borussia Dortmund.
The 20 year old has a shocking market value of £150m.
Haaland has three years left on his Borussia contract but there’s a release clause that would become active in 2022.
In 2022, clubs can buy him for only £66million next summer.
Chelsea are determined to strengthen their attack to challenge Premier League champions Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new striker as Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abrahm are likely to leave Chelsea before the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea’s main target Haaland has scored 102 goals in his football career for club and seven goals for his country Norway.
Manchester City, PSG, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have all expressed interest in signing Haaland.