Manchester United make ‘big decision’ over £63million transfer as deal ‘warning’ issued

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It’s been a quiet transfer window at the Red Devils - but the rumour mill continues to turn.

Manchester United have reportedly made a big decision over their pursuit of Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian striker has been long been eyed by the Old Trafford transfer team, and is expected to move on from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

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A release clause close to £63million is set to become active in the 21-year-old’s contract at the end of the current campaign, and Haaland has admirers across Europe as he weighs-up his next move.

Haaland scored in Dortmund’s recent loss to St Pauli. Credit: Getty.Haaland scored in Dortmund’s recent loss to St Pauli. Credit: Getty.
Haaland scored in Dortmund’s recent loss to St Pauli. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

But ESPN claim that the Red Devils have made the big decision to step away from the chase for the striker - having discovered his preference is to seal a switch to Real Madrid.

They report that Haaland does not view a move to Manchester as a ‘viable option’, and that United will instead focus their attentions on alternative targets as opposed to convincing the starlet to move to the Premier League.

Another striker linked with Old Trafford was Julian Alvarez of River Plate, with the youngster attracting interest from England and Italy this month.

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But while United were credited with an interest, the Guardian report that the club did not engage in talk with the 21-year-old - with Alvarez now set to make the move to Manchester City.

United are also reportedly considering a summer swoop for John McGinn of Aston Villa, who has been a standout in the Villans’ engine room this term.

The Red Devils are searching for a new midfielder and it has been suggested by the Telegraph that technical director Darren Fletcher is a big admirer of McGinn.

But United have been warned-off a swoop for the 27-year-old by Villa boss Steven Gerrard. “We are certainly not a club that is looking to sell,” he said. “Our intention is to keep John McGinn here.”

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