Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to seal the transfer of Erling Haaland and ‘keeps calling’ the Dortmund striker to convince him to join Manchester United, according to reports.
The Norwegian manager is a huge admirer of Haaland and even tried to sign him before his exit away from Red Bull Salzburg.
The player has been outstanding in the Bundesliga so far, banging in 33 goals in 31 matches in all competitions this campaign.
And Europe’s top sides are determined to sign him, with Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern all credited with interest in him.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Solskjaer is doing everything possible to sign the striker he coached at Molde. And he is calling him regularly in order to convince him to join United.
Haaland has made it clear he wants to feel valued by any club he joins next. Asked by VG what the most important factor over a transfer would be, he replied: ‘They must want me.’
Man City have been seen as the favourites to sign the striker but former United defender Rio Ferdinand feels Harry Kane would be a better fit.
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‘I think Harry Kane, he probably suits City better than anyone because he can play that deep-lying nine,’ he told Vibe with Five.
‘He doesn’t have to play up there, Haaland plays as an out and out nine. Harry Kane can drop in and add that extra number in midfield that Pep wants.
‘But if I’m Manchester United, Chelsea, City in the Premier League, I’d snap your hand off for Harry Kane like I would for Haaland and [Kylian] Mbappe.’