Sebastian Kehl not expecting big movement at Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window

Sebastian Kehl (Photo by Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images)
Sebastian Kehl (Photo by Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images) /

Sebastian Kehl does not expect Borussia Dortmund to be too active during the upcoming January transfer window. 

The January transfer window is set to open in two weeks’ time. But it is set to be a quiet month in terms of transfers for Borussia Dortmund, with Sebastian Kehl saying that he does not see any big movement happening both in terms of arrivals and departures.

In an interview with WAZ, the Borussia Dortmund head of players’ department said:

"“At the moment, I don’t see any big movement in terms of new arrivals (in the January transfer window), and at the moment I can’t imagine much happening in terms of sales either.”"

Marco Rose also said last week that while Borussia Dortmund do need to bring in reinforcements, he does not expect much to happen in the January transfer window.

Rose added that the BVB bosses’ main aim right now is to ensure that the club remains financially stable. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the finances of football clubs. And the Black and Yellows have scaled back their spending over the last couple of years as a result.

Kehl, who will replace Michael Zorc as Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director in the summer, also confirmed that there is no chance of Erling Haaland leaving in the January transfer window. Haaland is being heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund, with some of Europe’s biggest clubs interested in signing him.

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One player who could leave Borussia Dortmund in January is Roman Bürki. The Swiss goalkeeper has fallen out of favour in Dortmund and is free to leave the club for a cut-price fee. But Kehl revealed that they have yet to receive any enquiries for him.