Manchester United are rumoured to be one of several top European clubs giving serious consideration to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Haaland, 20, has enjoyed an incredible rise to footballing prominence after a stunning year with Dortmund has seen the Norwegian boast phenomenal goalscoring figures.
The prolific marksman has netted 43 times and assisted a further 10 goals in his first 43 matches, in all competitions.
After having previous working connections to Red Devils’ manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from the pair’s time at FK Molde, suggestions United are keen on Haaland are naturally in full-swing.
However, according to wide-spread reports, United are not the only club expected to pursue a move for Haaland, with the likes of Chelsea and Man City also rumoured to be in the hunt.
Despite the talented 20-year-old being hotly tipped to become the next Ballon d’Or winner, securing his services are set to come at a huge price.
The latest in the ongoing saga comes from the Daily Star, who are claiming the striker’s agent Mino Raiola is demanding his star-client be paid an eye-watering £300,000-per week in wages.
The cost of Haaland to whichever club does eventually sign him is expected to tip £178m, including wages on a bumper five-year contract.
Worth nothing – Haaland is reported to have a £68m minimum release clause included in his Dortmund contract, however, the clause will not become active until the summer of 2022.
Should a potential suitor be successful in luring Haaland away from Dortmund sooner, it’s reported that they’ll need to cough up a staggering £100m.
Raiola and United have a long-standing working relationship after the super-agent famously manages current midfielder Paul Pogba.
Although the pair’s relationship has proven to be a successful in the past, Pogba’s uncertain future is well-documented.
In light of the troubles endured with Pogba, most notably from Raiola himself, concerns over working with the Dutch-Italian agent will surely have been raised among the Red Devils’ hierarchy.