Borussia Dortmund chief Sebastian Kehl has insists Erling Haaland will remain at the club despite the Bundesliga giants signed Donyell Malen for a fee of 30million Euros earlier of this week.
Haaland, 21, has been strongly linked with the Champions League holder this summer after another exquisite season, in which he scored 41 goals with additional of seven assists across all competitions last season.
It’s understood that Donyell Malen, who signing a five-year deal with the Black and Yellows club after completing a sensational move from PSV, via as potential replacement of Haaland, who being linked with a £150million move to Chelsea this summer.
However, former BVB captain Kehl, who is set to take over from Michael Zorc as chief executive next year, played down the prospect of the 21-year-old leaving.
He told Bild: ‘I still see Erling as extremely committed.
‘He exudes an incredible amount of energy and is really up for the season at BVB.
‘Erling won his first title with Borussia Dortmund a few weeks ago. I believe that this also inspires and spurs him on.
‘He sees what is possible, and he often asks me when we’re going to play with fans again.
‘Celebrating this triumph without them, that worried him. He would like to see this interaction between fans and players again in the coming season.
‘For me he is an absolute winner. He wants to be a champion – and I firmly believe he can get even better.’
‘Quizzed whether he will still be at the club after August 31, Kehl, 41, simply said: ‘Yes.’
And asked to elaborate, he continued: ‘In the conversations with Mino Raiola about the (Donyell) Malen transfer, I did not have the feeling that we would have to meet again soon about Erling.
‘And we have already emphasised 1000 times that we do not want to give him up.’