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Report: Bayern Munich will not pursue Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland

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It was a long shot, but Bayern Munich reportedly doesn’t see a way to bring in Erling Haaland.

Borussia Mönchengladbach v Borussia Dortmund - DFB Cup: Quarter Final Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

Per a report from Sport Bild that was captured by the @iMiaSanMia Twitter account, Bayern Munich has acknowledged internally that the timing just is not right for the club to make a move for Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland.

With Robert Lewandowski firmly in his prime (and somehow still getting better), Bayern Munich doesn’t not think a deal would work for either party. For the Bavarians, the financial logistics might be tough to pull off.

For Haaland, Bayern Munich is not inclined to believe that the Norwegian star would welcome a role as an understudy to the Polish Hitman:

Interestingly — and as noted within the second tweet — Sport Bild has Haaland’s 2022 release clause at €100 million instead of the rumored €75 million figure that we have heard so much about.

The one caveat that can be offered is the use of the word “currently” in the first tweet. In the world of professional sports, strategies and directives can often shift and change by the day.

Regardless, with such a prodigious talent readily available, many would say that this is a very good problem to have for Bayern Munich. While Haaland’s potential assuredly tantalizes the Bavarians, having the world’s best player is a pretty good reason to not drop nine figures on the Borussia Dortmund star.