Liverpool will not be involved in the race to sign Erling Haaland this summer, Football Insider understands.

The Merseysiders are expected to be active in the main transfer market and are already working on multiple deals.

But it is believed that the prospect of Haaland making a sensational move from Borussia Dortmund to Anfield in the coming months is a very distant one.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider the club have no plans to get involved in a race for the striker sensation.

This is primarily because he is outside the price bracket of the American-owned club rather than due to his calibre or playing style.

Football Insider has been told that Chelsea are currently the most likely of the English big guns to prise Haaland from Germany.

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This comes in a week when Man City have been strongly linked with the Norway international as a replacement for exit-bound Sergio Aguero.

Indeed, the mega-money pursuit of Haaland “holds the key” to the entire English summer transfer market.

Chelsea recognise it would probably take a £100m deal, or fee, to lure Haaland in the upcoming window.

Part-exchange and player-plus-cash options will be discussed to get a deal over the finish line, including one involving Timo Werner.

It will disappoint many Liverpool supporters that their club is not looking to rival Chelsea, City and others in the Haaland race.

A wretched season has showed the Merseysiders are in need of more firepower up front and calls for an A-list number nine have increased in recent months.

Moreover, the club have been given a major financial boost after RedBird Capital Partners pumped £530million into Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group in a deal this week that valued the company at £5.3billion.

This will help Liverpool manage their operating costs and debts as well as provide some capital towards recruitment.

In other news, Liverpool have opened talks on early-window £9million signing after surprise twist.