Erling Haaland hints at Dortmund stay in huge blow to Man Utd and Man City's hopes of landing £150m striker

ERLING HAALAND has sensationally suggested he might snub the advances of Manchester City and United to STAY at Borussia Dortmund.

The Norwegian striker, 20, has quickly become one of the most-sought-after players in the world with his unstoppable play in Germany.

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Since arriving from RB Salzburg in January 2020, Haaland has scored 57 goals in just 59 games in all competitions while becoming the quickest player to score 20 Champions League goals by some margin.

Both Man City and United are interested in the £150million-rated striker, with Real Madrid and Barcelona keen, despite struggling financially.

Haaland is believed to have a £63m release clause in his contract, but that only kicks in next summer.

The Norway international's agent Mino Raiola has claimed Haaland has a verbal agreement in place to sign for Real Madrid in 2022.

However, with Los Blancos in crisis – with players asked to take a ten per cent pay cut, Zinedine Zidane quitting and Sergio Ramos set to be released – Haaland could look elsewhere.

But for now, Haaland has suggested he will be staying at Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland told NENT: "I have a contract for a couple of fine years, so I am respectful towards my contract."

The forward helped Dortmund recover in the Bundesliga to snatch a Champions League place, before helping them win the DFB-Pokal.

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And Haaland claimed their late charge may just have helped convince him to stay at the Westfalenstadion.

He added: "It was really important [to qualify for the Champions League].

"I am a simple guy. When I like something I just want to have more.

"When I score a goal, I always chase the next goal.

"I have big dreams. I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. I want to win more."

Man City and United are now expected to turn their attention fully to Harry Kane.

The Tottenham striker, 27, recently confirmed he wanted to quit the club in order to finally win some silverware.

Kane will cost any new club around £150m, but both Manchester clubs remain undeterred.

City even want to buy £100m-rated Jack Grealish as well as Kane to build a strong, homegrown core.

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