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Man Utd news round-up: Club learn asking price, Williams interests Newcastle, Camavinga latest



Bundesliga ace will cost Man Utd as much as £91m if they firm up interest

Manchester United will need to shell out £91 million to sign transfer target Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, according to the latest reports.

After missing out on Erling’s signature in January, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is plotting ahead to launch another move for the star striker in 2022.

The teen sensation has a £64 million buy-out clause in his current deal that comes into effect in 18-months time.

But  Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo write how that does not include sums paid to his agents, family and other commissions.

Haaland’s entourage Mino Raiola is to pocket a huge chunk of the £18 million set to be paid to those brokering the long-awaited deal.

And the remaining £9 million will be paid to the Haaland family, including his dad and ex-Man City player Alf-Inge, once he finally makes the move.

Erling’s availability is set to spark a transfer scramble among the continent’s top clubs as it emerges Barcelona are set to enter the race.

The Catalan side will hold their presidential elections on January 24 and a host of candidates have reportedly stated their intentions to bring Erling to the Camp Nou.

Real Madrid have been strongly linked as the management look for a long-term replacement to fill ageing Karim Benzema’s boots.

Haaland has 33 goals in 32 games for the German side since joining the in January transfer window.

Erling has also bagged 16 career goals in the UCL as he closes in on the Red Devils manager’s record.

Ole is currently the highest-scoring Norwegian in the competition with 19 goals to his name, while ex-Aston Villa star John Carew is second with 18.

PL rivals target Man Utd talent who burst onto the scene last term

Newcastle United are poised to launch a January move for Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams, with the talent set to be made available for loan.

Boss Steve Bruce is hoping to pull strings at his former side and win the transfer race for the highly-rated 20-year-old ace.

Newcastle are keeping tabs on the situation, and Bruce will use his strong rapport with former United team-mate Mike Phelan and current United chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the rumoured deal done, as report Chronicle Live.

The Magpies will be rivaled by Ralph Hasenhuttl’s high-flying Southampton, who currently sit sixth in the top-flight after 10 matches played.

Defensive arrivals at United in the summer, including the likes of the Brazil international Alex Telles, has seen Brandon pushed down the pecking order.

The youngster was set to be retained this campaign for cup competitions and has featured twice in the EFL Cup along with one appearance in the UCL.

Yet with just one PL outing to his name so far this term, the Red Devils are keen to get the talent playing regular domestic football at elite level.

The club have made clear to all interested clubs that Williams is only available for a ‘dry’ loan deal, without any additional purchase options.

United hold their local star in high regard and see the player as a big talent for the future at the club.

Williams’ current contract with United runs until June 2024, after the defender signed a lucrative extension in August of this year.

Man Utd need to act quickly to snap up €50m-rated Ligue 1 whizkid

Manchester United linked midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is being followed by German giants Bayern Munich as a potential recruit for next year.

The 18-year-old sensation is on the wish list of some of the biggest sides in Europe and is expected to quit Rennes at the end of the season.

Real Madrid have pinpointed him as one of their top targets for next summer and the Frenchman is also on Manchester United’s transfer radar as the long term replacement for Paul Pogba.

All the big teams have tracked the talent’s rise, and it has been claimed another one of Europe’s giants are looking at him.

According to German magazine Sport Bild, Die Roten are also keeping track of the gifted midfielder with a view to signing him in 2021.

The German champions want to bolster their midfield at the end of the season and are looking at a host of options in the market.

Eduardo is being looked at as a world-class young talent who could come in and go on to become a top star at the Bundesliga club.

His current contract expires at the end of the next campaign, but Rennes are working on renewing his current deal by one more year.

The French club’s management want to protect his value by extending Eduardo’s contract until June 2023.

Meantime, Manchester United will allegedly have to pay out £91m in order to land Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund during the summer transfer market of 2022.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Old Trafford outfit would have to activate his £64m release clause but also pay out £18m in various agency and commission sums, including to super-agent Mino Raiola.

The report states that UNited would also need to pay £9 million to Haaland’s family, including his father Alf-Inge Haaland, in order to strike a deal.