MANCHESTER UNITED are in pole position to sign Erling Haaland for just £64million next summer, according to reports.
The Red Devils are one of many teams tracking the Borussia Dortmund striker.
But with his release clause set to kick in, Bild say United may well be at the front of the queue to secure a cut-price deal – especially because the ex-Molde man ‘dreams’ of playing in the Premier League.
However, that would mean having to deal with Mino Raiola to get the transfer done because the controversial agent represents Haaland.
Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping his personal ties with his compatriot can also ensure United win the race for the man widely considered one of the very best strikers in world football.
Chelsea are understood to have made a player-plus-cash offer for Haaland, 21, earlier in the summer window.
Tammy Abraham was the likely player included in the bid but it did not meet Dortmund’s £150m valuation.
The Blues brought in Romelu Lukaku instead for £97.5m – a club-record fee.
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Manchester City and Real Madrid remain interested in signing Haaland but their No1 targets up front are Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe respectively.
As revealed by SunSport, Kane still wants out of Tottenham to force through an Etihad switch while Real Madrid reportedly bid £137m for Mbappe.
Haaland looks on course to remain with the Bundesliga side for the 2021-22 season, which he has started with five goals in four games after 41 in 41 last term.
Dortmund boss Marco Rose is confident his main man is going nowhere at the end of the window which saw Jadon Sancho swap Dortmund for Old Trafford.
He told Bild: “He still has a long-term contract with us [until 2024].
“Just because the public is constantly talking about him leaving next summer, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
“In the end, Erling has to decide for himself where he sees his future.
“In any case, we are happy that he is currently playing for us – and, who knows, possibly it’ll be even more than just one season if we write an extraordinary story here.”
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