Borussia Dortmund could be forced to cash in on Chelsea-linked Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho this summer if they miss out on the Bundesliga top four, according to Sky Germany.
As it stands, Dortmund are seven points behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga table, with only seven games to play.
Failing to secure a Champions League spot will not only hurt Dortmund’s reputation but also their finance.
Sky Germany estimate that Dortmund could lose up to €100million (£86.5m) of revenue if they only qualify for the Europa League instead.
As a consequence, they might have to to regain some of the revenue from the transfer market — and there are two particular players; Haaland and Sancho, that could bring them a lot of money.
A report from the Sunday World in February claimed that Chelsea are interested in signing both Dortmund stars.
If Chelsea are really interested as the report suggests, Sky Germany has made estimations of how much they would have to pay for these highly sought-after attackers.
Dortmund’s reported demand for Haaland and Sancho
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke previously said that they would listen to “exceptional” offers for Sancho.
And according to Sky Germany, Dortmund would let go of the England international if any club is willing to pay €100m (£86.5m).
Haaland’s case is a bit different since Dortmund are reluctant to let him leave the club this summer or even enter any negotiation for the striker.
But if Dortmund fail to secure Champions League football, and Haaland’s advisors; Mino Raiola and his father Alf-Inge, put pressure on the club, there is a possibility of a summer exit.
Sky Germany claims Dortmund would want €150m (£130m), or twice the amount of his €75m (£65m) release clause which will become active in summer 2022, for the Norway international.