KEY POINTS

  • Erling Haaland has been splendid for Borussia Dortmund this season
  • Bayern Munich has backed out of the race to sign the star
  • Haaland's reported value could be as high as $181 million

Count Bayern Munich out of the Erling Haaland race—for now.

Constantly linked to the prolific Borussia Dortmund star, the Bundesliga champions are not going to make any pursuit for Haaland for the next window.

This is primarily after knowing the 20-year-old sensation's reported fee of €100 million ($127.7 million).

"Sorry, whoever spoke about that didn't understand the situation," Bayern’s incoming CEO Oliver Kahn said, per Sport Bild.

"A package that costs, as we heard, over €100 million is unimaginable for FC Bayern at the moment."

Ian McGarry of the "Transfer Window" podcast said the asking price could even be as high as €150 million ($181 million) when he bared FC Barcelona Barca president Joan Laporta has bid £90.1 million ($128 million) for Haaland.

"Barcelona has made an initial bid that we understand to be €105 million," McGarry stated.

"I suspect that it's not a bid that they believe will be accepted by Borussia Dortmund, given the valuation of the player is probably upwards of €150m."

Previous reports have mentioned that for as long as striker Robert Lewandowski is with the Bavaria side, they do not intend a serious go at Haaland.

"Robert still has a two-year contract here. His performances cannot be questioned,” Kahn stressed. "Just for that, we don't have to think about Haaland today. Robert can keep this level for a few more years."

The 32-year-old Polish captain himself commented on being able to continue to perform at his best while with Julian Nagelsmann’s side: “I can stay at this level for years."

Kahn's statement might mean Chelsea now has the upper hand in landing one of the best strikers of the present era.

Aside from Barca and Chelsea, La Liga rival Real Madrid, along with English Premier League sides Manchester City and Manchester, is also keeping an eye on Haaland.

But Dortmund is insistent in not selling their star, who has scored an astonishing 37 goals in 38 appearances in the German top-flight league.

Haaland is signed with Dortmund until mid-2024.

Erling Braut Haaland (L) celebrates scoring with a superb volley at Schalke on Saturday Erling Haaland (L) is contracted with Dortmund until 2024. Photo: POOL / Ina Fassbender