Bayern Munich claim on Erling Haaland transfer hands Liverpool summer boost

By Mark Wakefield

Bayern Munich will not be able to sign reported Liverpool transfer target Erling Haaland, according to a club legend.

The Reds are among a host of clubs credited with an interest in the Borussia Dortmund striker, who has become one of the most sought after players in Europe.

Liverpool are joined by the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Man City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern in being linked with signing Haaland in the future.

Reports have claimed that Haaland will have a £68m release clause in his contract that comes into effect next summer.

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Despite the fee being considerably lower than what Haaland’s market value is likely to be in 12 month’s time, a Bayern club legend believes his old club will not be able to sign the striker.

Former Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the finances involved will mean that the Bundesliga giants will not be able to sign Haaland.

"We will see a real auction in which, taking into account that the amount for the transfer is already set in the contract, he will be taken by the club that offers the highest salary,” Rummenigge told Spanish news outlet AS .

“I don't think it's possible for any Bundesliga club, not even Bayern."

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