Dortmund chief finally hints Erling Haaland and Sancho can be sold

Borussia Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed the club is open to selling their big players as long as it helps them balance their accounts.

Manchester United have been linked with a possible move for Dortmund forward, Erling Haaland, who has been on fire this season, with 17 goals in as many games.

United failed to land long-term target, Jadon Sancho from Dortmund last season, after a protracted transfer saga with the German side, mostly due to his hefty price tag. But it appears they have now taken a new stance on selling, as Watzke said they’d rather sell than borrow.

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Speaking recently to German news outlet, Handelsblatt, he noted, “In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out [selling big names].

“But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time.

“Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”