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Manchester United transfer news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Erling Haaland interest

Erling Haaland
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Manchester United are interested in Erling Haaland.

The Borussia Dortmund (opens in new tab) striker is among the most sought-after players in world football.

Haaland was initially expected to leave Signal Iduna Park in the summer of 2022, when a release clause of £68m will kick in.

However, Dortmund could be open to offers for one of their prized assets at the end of the campaign.

BVB are struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic, and they could be in an even more difficult position if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Dortmund are currently sixth in the Bundesliga table with 14 games remaining.

And Solskjaer refused to deny that United (opens in new tab) are keeping tabs on the Norway international.

"Erling will have a fantastic career. I’m following Erling. I've always said that,” the Red Devils boss told VG (opens in new tab).

“Was it 18 months we had together or something? Almost two years, maybe. A wonderful time. He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club. 

"He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund, so we'll see where he ends up. As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, it is of course fun that he does so well.

“We will do what we can to become a better team, then he will do what he can to become a better player. Where does he end up? I do not want to say anything other than that, that I wish him all the best. Which choice he makes may be up to him.”

United return to Premier League action against struggling West Brom (opens in new tab) on Sunday.

Solskjaer’s side could go into that game eight points adrift of top spot if Manchester City (opens in new tab) overcome Tottenham (opens in new tab) on Saturday.

United will then begin their Europa League campaign against Real Sociedad next week.

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