Mino Raiola went on a tour of European clubs earlier this year to discuss the possibility of taking Haaland away from Dortmund this summer.

 

Dortmund have been insistent that Haaland will stay at the club next season despite interest from some of the biggest clubs in European football.

 

 

The Bundesliga giants managed to finish in the top four this season, which secured them Champions League football and eased the pressure on them ahead of the summer.

 

The forward admits that it was a relief for him to secure Champions League football as well as it is an important competition for him to regularly play in.

 

 

Haaland told Viaplay Fotball: “I am a big fan of the Champions League and I think everybody knows that.

 

“It was a relief to secure that spot. It was really important.”

 

 

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are believed to be interested in signing Haaland.

 

And Real Madrid and Barcelona are also keen on the Norway star.

 

But Haaland insists that he is keen to respect the contract he has at Dortmund.

 

Asked to react to Dortmund insistence that he will not be sold this summer, the forward said: “Well, I have a contract for a couple of fine years, so I am respectful towards my contract.”

 

It remains to be seen if Dortmund will stand firm in the face of a substantial offer.