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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new contract could put Manchester United in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland next year, reports SunSport’s Phil Thomas.
United narrowly missed out on Haaland when he left Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund almost 18 months ago.
The 21-year-old has a close relationship with fellow countryman Solskjaer and was unwilling to take the chance on moving to Old Trafford if the manager was about to be sacked.
Both the star striker and his father, former Manchester City star Alf-Inge, admitted they did not want to risk working under a boss they had no vibe for.
The United boss gave the Norway international his senior debut at Molde.
And now that his own long-term future has been secured after signing a new three-year deal last week, the Red Devils’ top brass hope that will leave them as favourites to sign Haaland next summer.
Meanwhile, United continue to monitor Tottenham superstar Harry Kane.
Kane was given extra time off after starring for England at Euro 2020 but he failed to report for pre-season training for two straight days, leaving Spurs’ hierarchy “disappointed”.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils continue to hold an interest in the star striker but would have to fend off rivals City.
Chelsea have also been previously linked with the England captain
And Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez may be the next man to join United after a flurry of arrivals this summer.
Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane have already sealed switches to Old Trafford, but the Manchester giants are keen to continue spending.
With Paul Pogba’s future up in the air, Solskjaer is eager to add a midfielder to the squad, with Saul strongly linked with a move from Atletico.
Speaking to The United Stand, Fabrizio Romano said: “Manchester United are among the clubs that have been in contact with Saul Niguez’s agent, they have an interest in the player and consider him ‘one of the biggest opportunities on the market.
“€40-45million will get a deal done, no bid yet”
Finally, Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has silenced rumours linking Pogba with a move to Paris by stating he already has ‘plenty of players’.
Pochettino said: “You see the list of the players that we have at home, we have plenty of players.
“Half of the squad is at home. A few are on holiday.
“I think the performance was good, I am happy, and I don’t want to talk about names of players who are in other clubs”
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