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23-12-2019 | 16:57 Football

RB Leipzig hopeful to beat Manchester United in the rush for Erling Haaland

RB Leipzig are hopeful to beat Manchester United to the signing of Erling Haaland after the RB Salzburg forward met with the club chiefs. Oliver Mintzlaff, Leipzig CEO, confirmed there had been transfer talks concerning Haaland, however, the 19-year-old was a difficult deal for them. Speaking on the race for signing the striker Mintzlaff told Sport1: "It’s the same cliché again: we can buy everything and we can get everything and we can do everything. Unfortunately, we can’t, otherwise, Haaland would already be with us. Yes, we met with him. We are interested in the player, great interest. He listened to it, logically, and is very open to a move. He would like to change [clubs] in summer at the latest. It is not easy. There’s Manchester United, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund. There are a few other clubs as well." United are eager to sign Halland for the January transfer window. Solskjaer flew to Norway for meeting the Norwegian player and admitted they are interested in him. He said: "He is a player I like. We are looking for good players all the time. Erling has had a good development, so he has to develop further wherever he decides. I don’t need to talk so much about him, but we as a team always look for players who can complement the others we have, and then we see what we end up with." '
Source: MetroUK

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