Manchester United are prepared to go head-to-head with Manchester City in the race to land Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, Manchester Evening Report.

The Red Devils are currently 2nd in the Premier League standings, however there is a significant 14- point space between them and runaway leaders Manchester City.

The club have actually significantly enhanced on their defensive display screens as the season has progressed and the primary issue has actually been in the last third of the pitch.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have played a number of draws since the turn of the year and the hierarchy have acknowledged that they need a brand-new striker.

The club’s new technical director John Murtough and Solskjaer have determined Haaland as their leading concern to fill deep space left by Romelu Lukaku’s exit in 2019.

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Haaland is among the most popular strikers in world football at the moment and he has actually netted a staggering 31 objectives from just 30 video games for Dortmund this term.

The Norwegian has been linked with a Premier League move over the previous few months and the Cityzens are rated as favourites to land his signature.

United are aiming to beat their cross-city competitors to the 20- year-old and are confident that Solskjaer’s close association with the striker will benefit them.

Solskjaer handled Haaland formerly at Molde and the Red Devils manager recently admitted that he is still in contact with the young centre-forward.

Ultimately, Haaland’s super-agent Mino Raiola could play a big function in a transfer, offered the Italian may command a considerable amount as brokerage charges.

United’s relationship with Raiola has actually weakened with the 53- year-old typically talking up Paul Pogba’s possible departure from the club.

On the other hand, Cityzens boss Pep Guardiola also has a strained relationship with him, and just time will tell where Haaland will sign up with if he leaves Dortmund.

M.E.N claims that Haaland has a release provision worth ₤68 million in his agreement, but that just ends up being active at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

It is reported that Dortmund may require a much greater charge to sanction Haaland’s sale in the next transfer window.

Somewhere Else, it is exposed there is a ₤90 m buy-out provision on the player’s agreement and he might be signed this summertime if any club pays the charge outright.

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