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Salzburg yet to receive offers for Manchester United target Erling Braut Haaland

RB Salzburg are yet to receive any bids for teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland, despite the striker being heavily monitored by both Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The 19-year-old striker has been catching the attention of Europe’s elite, after a string of strong performances in the Champions League and Austrian league which have yielded 18 goals in 16 games.

With the January transfer window fast arriving, bids are expected. At present, however, Salzburg are yet to have been contacted with offers.

RB Salzburg are yet to receive any offers for teenage star Erling Braut Haaland

RB Salzburg are yet to receive any offers for teenage star Erling Braut Haaland

Salzburg chief Christoph Freund has this week publicly insisted that despite expecting bids in the future, nothing has been tabled so far.

‘So much nonsense is written in the last few weeks. What I’ve already read makes me laugh,’ Freund said, as report the Mirror.

‘I have not spoken to any club so far.

‘I can also say there’s currently no offer for the winter [transfer]. The next step will come, because Erling will be unstoppable.’

Haaland has been scoring goals for fun this season and impressed in the Champions League

Haaland has been scoring goals for fun this season and impressed in the Champions League

Speculation in recent weeks has linked Serie A giants Juventus with Haaland, with figures in the region of £30-£50million being discussed.

It is United who appear most pressed to pursue the wonderkid however, with an alarming lack of goals at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer is yet to purchase a striker in the transfer market, despite allowing both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to leave for Inter Milan in the summer.

Haaland – the son of former Leeds and Manchester City player Alf-Inge – was born in Yorkshire and harbours ambitions to follow in his father’s footsteps and play in the Premier League.

Haaland told reporters recently in Salzburg: ‘I want to be the best. I have dreamed of playing for the best clubs in the world my whole life, and I especially like English football.’

United hold an advantage in the form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who managed Haaland at Molde

United hold an advantage in the form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who managed Haaland at Molde

United may hold the advantage in the race for Haaland signature, as the player previously worked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previously at Molde. The now United manager was responsible for handing the striker his debut.

Haaland told TV2: ‘He has had a huge impact on my life, both as a person and as a trainer.

‘He won the Champions League and was an incredibly good player. He has taught me a lot.’

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