Tuchel snubs questions about BVB Haaland's transfer to Chelsea.

Erling Haaland transfer from Dortmund continues to make the rounds. [Getty]
Erling Haaland transfer from Dortmund continues to make the rounds. [Getty]

Thomas Tuchel prefers to keep Chelsea's transfer dealings private and won't be drawn into the public battle for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

The Blues boss also believes Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is “creating a race” between top clubs to sign the 20-year-old striker, who has scored 21 goals in 21 appearances this season, although, Dortmund insist that Haaland is not for sale.

Raiola and Haaland’s father Alf Inge met with LaLiga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid on Thursday and are reportedly due to meet clubs in England.

Asked if Chelsea will meet with Raiola and Haaland’s father, Tuchel replied: “I will not answer that, out of respect for the player and Borussia Dortmund.

“He’s a Borussia Dortmund player, and of course there’s big news around him and his agent. “And it seems like they are creating a race for the player.

“But still everybody needs to accept, and I will fully accept, that he is a Borussia Dortmund player.

"A very promising player of course, but with respect to the situation he’s not in our squad, he’s not in our club so there’s no comment on anything else regarding him.”

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