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Manchester United are said to have pulled out of the race for Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland after discovering he wanted to go to Real Madrid.
The sensational report comes from the Daily Star, who claim that United have failed in their bid to sign Haaland before the summer transfer window.
The Reds are huge fans of central striker and caretaker coach Ralf Rangnick, who will become a consultant in the summer, really wants to bring him home.
But there is still stiff competition regardless Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked.
Meanwhile, United have offered Paul Pogba a new £500,000-a-week contract.
Pogba’s contract expires in the summer when he will be free to discuss with teams outside England about a potential move.
The midfielder is being watched by Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and former team Juventus amid the ongoing January transfer window.
SunSport understands that the France international has yet to decide whether he will put pen to paper on new terms with United.
Reds sources fear the 28-year-old will leave the club, but the new contract is around £100,000 more than the projections he obtained across Europe.
It would make the Frenchman the highest-paid player in Premier League history, with a base salary of around £400,000 a week before replenishment.
And Pogba will return to full training next week after being given the green light by club doctors.
The former Juventus star has been sidelined for two months after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.
SunSport understands the midfielder did some light work with his conditioning unit at Carrington last week.
The Reds medical staff are ready to have Pogba return to the first team this weekend and the player is said to be targeting a return to the first team at the end of the month.
Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo could leave in the summer if he disagrees with the appointment of a new manager.
That’s according to the Daily Star, who reports that Ronaldo’s future depends on who becomes the permanent head coach once Rangnick’s interim coaching term ends.
That means new chief executive Richard Arnold, who replaced Ed Woodward, will now be under more pressure to secure the appointment.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favorite to take the helm
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