Sporting director Michael Zork says Borussia Dortmund feels comfortable about moving to Erling Haaland and has not set a deadline to decide his future. The 20-year-old Norwegian is currently one of the most in-demand players in world football, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Manchester United competing for his signature. Dortmund has said repeatedly that they have no plans to sell their striker this summer, with Zork revealing that he has repeated the club’s position to his agent Mino Raiola, so what did Zork say about Haaland’s future? Their star players, as Manchester United are closely linked with the transfer of England striker Jadon Sancho last summer, Sancho eventually ended up staying in Germany, with Dortmund reportedly setting a deadline for the Red Devils to make an acceptable offer that came and went. The club does not appear to be using such tactics on this occasion, with Zork feeling equally comfortable about Raiola’s trip to Spain last week for talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona. “I don’t see the necessity to set deadlines [for transfers] At the moment. ”Zork said,“ With Erling Haaland, we have a clear position that we have conveyed to the parties concerned. ”Yesterday I spoke to Mino Raiola. We made our intentions clear. There is no problem with Alfie. [Haaland’s father] And Mino want to sunbathe on the Mediterranean. “I am relieved because I know what we want.” The bigger picture Dortmund was consistent in their desire to keep Haaland despite keen interest in his services. Their future plans are led by new president Marco Rose, who takes office this summer, and showed with Sancho last year that they would not be bullied into selling a valuable asset. Failure to qualify for the Champions League may add pressure to selling, but they will still demand exorbitant fees for a player who still has three years on his contract, and those fees could be prohibitive even for the biggest clubs in the game. The financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, where a penalty clause worth € 75 million (£ 67 million / $ 92 million) has been triggered next year, which means that these clubs may decide to hold on for another 12 months.