Blow for Man Utd & Chelsea: Only three clubs can sign Erling Haaland following major development

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Manchester United and Chelsea have reportedly been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer.

The Norway international has been on fire for Dortmund this season, scoring 33 goals in 34 games, and it seems clear he’s set for a big career at the very highest level.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is now planning to make his client the first £1million-a-week footballer, which could mean only three clubs can realistically afford him.

The Mirror names those clubs as Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, which perhaps means Manchester United and Chelsea are now out of the running.

The Red Devils have been linked with Haaland by The Athletic, though their report also names Tottenham’s Harry Kane as an option for them up front.

Another report from The Athletic has also linked the 20-year-old with Chelsea, and it’s clear both these clubs could do with adding this kind of goal-scorer to their ranks.

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and a host of other top clubs

Haaland would be a major upgrade on the likes of Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood at Old Trafford, and on Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge.

Unfortunately, £1m a week is crazy money that even these two giants of English football might be unable to afford.

If Haaland does head to the Premier League it could be more likely that he joins Man City, where he’d be an ideal long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.

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  1. It is not the love of football but the love of money. It is not the desire to join a team close to your heart it is the desire for money. It is not making your own decisions but being lead by people with the love of money.

  2. Mino Raiola is a bad influence on football. He is a common agent that is supposed to be incidental or contingent cost to player purchase but he wants to make agency a problem for the football clubs.

  3. Who really gets paid 1 million per week? Most times, I tend to see these writers as plastics for their myopic and amateurish reporting and writing. Even so, do you think the likes of City, PSG, and Real are prepared to pay a million per week for any player?

  4. £1m a week? Yet his current club is strugling to gain a champions league spot for next season

  5. Not on your nelly could City afford that lol! By the way, it should be 3 clubs that are stupid enough to play a player 1mill a week as opposed to who can afford it.

  6. How about the possibility of paying all that money weekly and still going so many years without winning the biggest trophies in football. For every poison there is an antidote.
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  7. That we can’t afford that haaland ,the option to the red devil’s is to look for another striker like Harry kane ,and their club is struggling to the champions league next season and I don’t even see if their is achance to them

  8. What is the possibility that he will win the major trophies for them after collecting that huge amount?

  9. £1million far week? even Madrid n city are not crazy to gave such amount on this pandemic to a single player. Mbaffe and Andre silver can do better that him.

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