Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland has slammed claims that his wage demands caused a prospective transfer to Manchester United to fall through during the January market.
The 19-year-old striker left RB Salzburg for Dortmund the previous month and has enjoyed a prolific start to his professional career in Germany, scoring eight goals in his first 270 minutes of action.
The Red Devils had been tracking Haaland – who played under his compatriot Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde – but the deal reportedly never got off the ground because of a release clause the striker’s agent, Mino Raiola, insisted on as well as Erling’s hefty wage demands.
But Erling has hit back at those reports and insists money did not play a significant factor in his transfer decision, with a move to Die Borussen the best step for his development.
Questioned about the rumours United baulked at his wage demands, the young forward told Viasport:
‘No, it’s the guys writing would have to speak to that. They’ll have to explain it to me if they meet me.
‘It’s not my focus whatsoever. It’s kind of comical if I were to get that label. All the people closest to me know that’s not the kind of person I am.’
Meantime, Inter Milan are allegedly still undecided when it comes to Chile international Alexis Sanchez’s future at San Siro.
United will reportedly be looking to sell Sanchez on a permanent deal this summer in spite of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently claiming that the winger could have a future at Old Trafford.
However, according to FC Inter News, Nerazzurri are still unsure whether they want to land the South American on a permanent deal at the end of the 2019-20 season.