Manchester United could sign long-term Ole Gunnar Solskjaer target Erling Haaland a lot sooner than was initially reported according to the latest news.
The Daily Mail reports:
Erling Haaland could reportedly leave Borussia Dortmund as soon as January, with his release clause potentially being moved forward.
The £64million clause in his contract was understood to become active next summer, but that may no longer be the case.
According to Marca, that could set off a bidding war, with Premier League giants Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea keen to swoop for the star striker, who is one of the hottest properties in Europe.
Haaland is one of Europe’s most prolific strikers with over 60 goals in the last two seasons and has already picked up where he left off with 5 goals in 4 games so far during this campaign.
With 34 year-old Edinson Cavani set to leave next Summer, signing Haaland would represent the ideal form of replacement for United and could happen as soon as January, with the striker then being able to join once the season ends.
Solskjaer knows Haaland from his days at Molde and could be able to convince the player his future lies at Old Trafford, especially if City sign Harry Kane for a record fee, allowing United to move into the driving seat for his signature.
It remains to be seen whether Haaland will be able to sign with anyone this January and if he is, whether its United he chooses but if he does that would represent a massive coup for not just the Reds, but their manager too.