Manchester United firm favorites to land Erling Haaland
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The competition for the hat-trick hero is stiff.

However, the Premier League side have emerged as favorites to sign him.

Manchester United are in pole position to push forward for Erling Haaland and will submit an offer for the Red Bull Salzburg striker in January, according to reports. The 19-year-old is one of the most in-demand young players in Europe having scored 26 goals in 18 appearances for the Austrian club this season. 

The Athletic reports that United are confident of bringing the Norwegian to the club, due to the star forward’s history his compatriot and Red Devils’ boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Athletic‘s Laurie Whitwell revealed that Haaland moving to Old Trafford is “very much a possibility”. Whitwell’s reporting partner David Ornstein also shared his thoughts on a possible deal for the 19-year-old, and revealed that the staff at the club’s training ground are confident that it will be completed by next summer.

“One person who works for another club and moves in these circles said to me that it’s an unkept secret, ‘everybody knows Anf-Inge Haaland has been seen and visited United’s Carrington training ground’. A completely different person who is very well connected at Arsenal said to me that the guys are Carrington think that they are going to get Haaland, they are convinced that he is going to be coming into the club”, he said.

Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid are also understood to be monitoring the Norway international’s rapid rise at Salzburg.

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