Borussia Dortmund did not have to wait long to find their Erling Haaland replacement with reports suggesting that Sebastian Haller is headed to the Bundesliga giants.

The Ajax striker is close to sealing a move to the German league runner-ups in a deal worth around €36 million.

Dortmund lost Erling Haaland to Manchester City for around €60 million after the citizens activated his release clause.

Haller has enjoyed a career renaissance at Ajax since joining the Dutch champions after a disappointing spell at West Ham some 18 months ago.

The Ivory Coast international scored 13 goals in 23 matches during his first season in Amsterdam before hitting new heights, becoming the top scorer in the Eredivisie last term with 21 goals.

Haller also added 11 goals in eight Champions League matches helping his team reach the round-of-16 stage of the competition before losing to Benfica.

Sebastian Haller will have the advantage of linking up with another Dortmund acquisition Karim Adeyemi as the club looks to bounce back under their new coach.

The move marks a return to the Bundesliga for Haller, who spent two seasons at Eintracht Frankfurt before making a £45m switch to West Ham in July 2019.

He has also appeared for French side Auxerre and Dutch club Utrecht.