Speaking at a press conference, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has given an update on Sébastien Haller’s situation after the French-Ivorian underwent successful surgery.
“One thing I can say for certain is that we will be without Sébastien for several months,” said Kehl. “As soon as we can, we will communicate something more concrete.”
Kehl has also left it open as to whether Borussia Dortmund will enter the transfer market for a replacement: “We’re preparing for different scenarios, we’ve been doing that for a few days. We’re working on different options. Nothing is concrete at the moment.”
Haller was diagnosed with a testicular tumour and has since been operated on. Sidelined for a few months, it’s been suggested that BVB will again become active on the transfer market.
Mauro Icardi (PSG), Jhon Córdoba (Krasnodar), Krzysztof Piątek (Hertha Berlin) and Edin Džeko (Inter) had all been identified internally as potential replacements for Haller and on Wednesday morning, Sport Bild linked Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Anthony Modeste (FC Köln) to BVB.