The future of Borrusia Dortmund star Erling Braut Haaland looks to be the main talking point in the run up to the summer transfer window, which opens in June.
With a number of clubs reportedly keen on the striker, and Dortmund keen to cash in before his release clause can be triggered in 2022, the player is likely to be the subject of the transfer saga of the summer as speculation builds on who might secure the player’s signature.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have all been heavily linked to the Norwegian international in recent weeks, but it appears a new Premier League club are also preparing a move for the player.
According to The Mirror, Haaland is one of two players that Manchester United are considering as a replacement for Anthony Martial, who has endured a poor season in front of goal.
The reports suggests that Tottenham’s Harry Kane is the other player on United’s wishlist, with those in charge at Old Trafford growing increasingly impatient with Martial’s fairly dismal scoring record.
The Frenchman has scored just three times in his last 19 appearances in all competitions, with two of those goals coming late on in United’s 9-0 thrashing of Southampton in February.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out the performance of Martial in United’s 2-0 victory over neighbours Manchester City last weekend, a result which ended City’s staggering 21 game winning streak.
Haaland, who boasts a staggering goalscoring record during his relatively short career so far, is seen as a potential replacement by former Norway star Solskjaer, who recently revealed he is still in contact with the player he managed at Molde.
Meanwhile, Kane may be persuaded to leave Tottenham if the Lilywhites are not victorious in the EFL Cup final against City at the end of the month, with many speculating that the England captain may have to depart Spurs if he wants to win silverware.
Whilst Martial netted 23 goals in all competitions last term, he has not backed that up in this campaign meaning that United are reportedly now willing to cut their losses and sell the France international.