BUNDESLIGA side Borussia Dortmund are closing in on signing PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen, according to reports.
The alleged transfer is a boost for European champions Chelsea, who are reportedly after Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Donyell Malen, 22, is believed to be close to joining Borussia DortmundCredit: AFP
Erling Haaland, 21, played for Dortmund on Saturday afternoonCredit: Getty
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Dortmund are currently finalising a deal for Malen.
The transfer is expected to be announced after the 22-year-old striker has completed a medical at the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund have reportedly agreed a €30million fee with Dutch side PSV for the player, around £25.7m.
Liverpool were linked with Malen last month but it’s believed the Premier League side never made an official bid.
HAA ABOUT NOW?
Should the German side complete a deal for the 22-year-old, they may allow Haaland leave the club this summer.
The 21-year-old is thought to be Chelsea’s No1 transfer target as they are reportedly on the hunt for a new striker.
The Norway international has scored 40 goals in 43 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund since joining the German club in January 2020.
Haaland’s price tag is believed to be £150MILLION, although rumours suggest he’ll be available for just £65m in 2022 due to a release clause.
Malen may just be a replacement for new Manchester United signing Jadon Sancho, though, after the England winger completed a £73m move.
The Holland international enjoyed a stellar campaign in last season, scoring 19 goals in 32 league appearances for PSV.
Malen’s form will frustrate Arsenal fans after the North London club allowed him to leave their academy in 2017.
Haaland, meanwhile, featured for Dortmund in their pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, with a young fan invading the pitch to get an autograph from the striker.
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Haaland signed a fan’s shirt after the youngster invaded the pitchCredit: Getty
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