Chelsea linked Erling Haaland will likely remain at Borussia Dortmund for one more season if they qualify for the Champions League, according to Eurosport.
Dortmund have three league games remaining to earn a place in the Bundesliga top four.
Currently, they lie a point and place outside their end objective but have momentum in their sails heading into the campaign’s conclusion.
One of the main reasons behind their improved form is down to Haaland.
He scored a brace in Dortmund’s latest 2-0 over Wolfsburg, taking his BVB tally up to 53 goals in 56 games.
Permitted the sensational striker continues this hot streak, there should be no doubts about earning a European ticket for next year.
According to Eurosport, Haaland won’t leave until his contract runs out in 2022 if he can steer his side into the top four.
Failure to do so and he might be allowed to depart this summer for a price of around £130m (Eurosport).
All these updates will be of extreme interest to Chelsea, who have made the 20-year-old their prime transfer target.
They will be keeping a close eye on Dortmund’s run of fixtures, which include tough games at home to RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen.
If results go against them, then the door might swing wide open for Haaland to find a new footballing home.
However, the Blues themselves are not yet guaranteed European action either for the 2021/22 chapter.
Thomas Tuchel’s team are fourth in the Premier League with five matches spare, as a whole host of club’s jostle for the same position.
They did recently beat one of their close rivals, West Ham United, and have a strong chance of guaranteeing a spot by winning the Champions League this term.
Manage this and the lure of Stamford Bridge might be too difficult to ignore for Haaland.