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Dortmund slam Erling Haaland's 'bulls***' claims they have given him transfer ultimatum and put pressure on striker

BORUSSIA DORTMUND have slammed ‘bull****’ claims by Erling Haaland that they have given the striker a transfer ultimatum.

The 21-year-old Norwegian's £64million release clause promises to make him one of the most sought after players in world football this summer.

The hotshot has scored an incredible 79 goals in 78 matches since his arrival at the Bundesliga side two years ago.

That has led to Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all allegedly plotting a swoop.

Last week Haaland revealed Dortmund are applying pressure on him to make up his mind about where he wants to be next season – and want him to do so by the end of January.

But chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has blasted those claims, telling ARD: “That one or the other medium writes that BVB would certainly give him an ultimatum, which is total bull****.

“Erling was obviously a bit bothered by it, but we can’t influence that. We told him that too.”

El Chiringuito TV have now followed up that statement with more comments from Watzke, quoting him as saying: “To say that we have given Haaland an ultimatum is bull****.

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“His statements saying that we put pressure on him surprised us. There is no deadline.”

Haaland had claimed: “Borussia Dortmund are now pushing me to make a decision about things… but I just want to play football.

"That probably means that I will soon have to get things started. I never spoke until now to respect the club.

“Dortmund have started to put lot of pressure on me. They want me to decide [my future] now.

“And so yes, things will happen now, even if I only wanted to focus on football and play football.”

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