Haaland rejects Man Utd for these three clubs
Erling Haaland has no intention of signing for Manchester United and is only interested in joining three of Europe’s biggest clubs.
That is according to lesport10, who claim that Haaland has told his agent Mino Raiola that he prefers to sign for either Manchester City, Chelsea or Real Madrid.
All three clubs are searching for a centre forward this summer, with Man City looking to replace Sergio Aguero, Chelsea requiring a successor for the outgoing Olivier Giroud and Madrid wary of Karim Benzema’s advancing years.
Man United are also in the market for a number 9, with Edinson Cavani recently turning 34 and only a short-term option.
The recent signing of Haaland’s Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho had offered Man United hope that the pair could play together at Old Trafford too.
But it appears as if Haaland has other ideas.
Who will Haaland sign for?
The 20-year-old is one of the most sought-after players in Europe after an incredible 18 months at Dortmund.
He has scored 57 goals in 59 games since arriving at BVB from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.
PSG, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona are also interested in the ex-Molde wonderkid.
Indeed, Clasico duo Barca and Madrid recently held talks with Haaland’s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola about the striker’s future.
How much will Haaland cost?
But questions have been asked as to whether Barcelona and Madrid can afford the astronomical outlay required to sign Haaland.
It has been estimated that between a transfer fee of around €150 million, a five-year contract worth €60m gross and agent commission of €40m, it would cost the buyer up to €500m in total.
With Barcelona in a well-publicised economic crisis and Madrid not the healthiest financially, either, it appears that Manchester City and Chelsea are now the favourites to sign Haaland.
However, they may have to wait until the summer of 2022 to get their man as Dortmund have been steadfast in their stance that they will not allow Haaland to leave this summer.
It is widely reported that there is a clause in Haaland’s contract that is valid from the end of next season that enables the player to leave for a fee of €75m.