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Manchester United Make Signing Of Erling Haaland A ‘Priority’ Next Summer - Report

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Manchester United Make Signing Of Erling Haaland A ‘Priority’ Next Summer - Report

They might have snapped up Cristiano Ronaldo, but that will not put Manchester United off from making the signing of Erling Haaland a 'priority' next summer.

ESPN report that a release clause of £68m in the Norwegian striker's contract becomes active at the end of the 2021/22 season.

And United have been tipped to swoop for the 21-year-old Borussia Dortmund star, who has also been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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Haaland, who is managed by Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola, could demand a similar salary to Ronaldo's at Old Trafford with the Portuguese ace said to be earning £510,000-per-week following his return to the red side of Manchester from Juventus.

The arrival of Ronaldo boosts United's many attacking options - which include Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani - but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains determined to add Haaland to his squad.

Having previously managed Haaland at Molde, the United boss spoke to the forward prior to him joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland may have opted for the German giants, where he has hit 63 goals in 64 appearances, but Solskjaer has not given up trying to entice him to the Red Devils.

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Bayern Munich are also thought to be keen on Haaland and see him as their long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

However, their former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Haaland's future lies outside of Germany.

"He has become an absolute figurehead in the league," he told Sport Bild.

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"But I'm afraid he won't be staying in the Bundesliga. The numbers that are circulating show that it's difficult to keep him in Germany. I assume that his future lies abroad."

City will also be keen on Haaland following their failure to land Harry Kane from Spurs, while Madrid will also be in the race having avoided having to pay a transfer fee for Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.

The French outfit themselves could be in the mix, but it's United who appear to be in pole position.

Topics: Manchester United, Erling Haaland

Thomas Harvey
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