According to the site FootballTransfers, FC Barcelona has recused itself from the competition for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland after learning that the Norwegian’s camp indicated that he only wants a two-year deal.

This news could cause a trickledown effect that eventually touches Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski:

Barcelona have ended negotiations to sign Erling Haaland after the Borussia Dortmund player’s camp requested a contract lasting only two years, FootballTransfers understands. Haaland is set to leave Dortmund at the end of the season when a €75 million release clause is activated in his contract.

FootballTransfers understands that the chief reason why Barcelona have ended negotiations for Haaland is because Raiola and the striker’s camp were requesting a two-year contract. This would have meant that Haaland’s deal at Camp Nou would have expired in 2024, and this was deemed unacceptable by Barcelona given that his transfer fee alone would be €75m.