Manchester United transfer news: Erling Haaland’s big demand as separate agreement emerges

Man Utd: Solskjaer reacts to Haaland breaking record

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Manchester United target Erling Haaland wants £350,000-a-week from his next club, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has agreed with John Murtough when it comes to signing the Borussia Dortmund star in this summer’s transfer window. And whether their pursuit is successful remains to be seen.

Manchester United want a new striker.

Uncertainty continues to linger when it comes to Edinson Cavani, with the striker’s contract up at the end of the campaign.

Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood have both scored just five Premier League goals between them this term, a number that isn’t good enough.

And it’s still too young for the club to promote Charlie McNeill or Joe Hugill, despite both players impressing at academy level.

With all that the case, United are keen to sign Haaland.

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Solskjaer and the club’s new football director, Murtough, are both in agreement that the Borussia Dortmund star should be the club’s priority in the transfer market this summer.

And the Manchester Evening News say the Dortmund striker wants a deal worth £350,000-a-week from whoever he joins next.

Should United agree to pay that amount to the 20-year-old, it would make him their joint highest-earner alongside David De Gea.

And it would also mean he pockets more than the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes at the Theatre of Dreams.

It’s claimed United are confident they can win the race for Haaland because of Solskjaer, who previously managed his compatriot at Molde.


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And they believe the 48-year-old’s refusal to engage in a war of words with Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, also puts them in good stead.

When it comes to winning the race for Haaland, however, things are far from straightforward.

Chelsea are also keen to sign the youngster, with Thomas Tuchel hunting a world-class upgrade on the likes of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.

With Manchester City primed to lose Sergio Aguero at the end of the campaign, Pep Guardiola’s side are also in the picture.

Barcelona would like to sign Haaland, too, though may struggle to meet the player’s demand due to their current financial situation.

And Real Madrid are also huge admirers. Kylian Mbappe, however, appears to be their priority target at the current moment in time.

Former United striker Michael Owen, meanwhile, has urged the club to all they can to ensure Haaland arrives at the Theatre of Dreams.

When asked what the club need most, he said: “A top centre forward I think.

“I would like to see pace alongside Harry Maguire because then I think it changes the whole dynamic.

“If they could start defending one vs one, two vs two than that changes the whole dynamic of a team. I don’t think they can do that.

“They tried to do that against Tottenham earlier in the season and basically they’ve been scared stiff of committing bodies forward since.

“They tend to be a bit more pragmatic, they never tend to beat teams four or five-nil.

“But if I had one position though it would be a centre forward, right down the middle.

“There’s one on everyone’s lips at the minute which every team actually need.

“Haaland is the name in question and virtually every big team a the moment needs a centre forward. He is going to be hot property when and if he becomes available.”

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