Man Utd move closer to Erling Haaland transfer after father takes training ground tour

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Erling Haaland’s father has reportedly been spotted at Manchester United‘s training ground, sparking further rumours the striker could be set for a move to Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could find themselves battling to hold onto their positions leading the line with United upping their interest in Haaland.

The 19-year-old has taken the Champions League by storm this season for Red Bull Salzburg, firing in seven goals to lead the scoring charts.

And he has also been in unbelievable form domestically, claiming three hat-tricks already in the Austrian Bundesliga through 12 games.

Haaland’s impressive campaign has seen some of Europe’s biggest clubs move in with the possibility of signing him.

United are keen to beat their European rivals to his signature, with a £100million move touted for January.

And they could be in the driving seat, according to The Athletic, who claim the forward’s father – Alf-Inge Haaland – has been spotted at United’s training ground.

Haaland’s father spent most of his career in England, playing for Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City.

It was while Alf-Inge Haaland was playing in Leeds when Erling was born.

And speaking earlier this month, the 46-year-old stated his son is primed to take the Premier League by storm if a move materialises.

“He was a Leeds fan and a City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan – he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth.

“It is different being a supporter and having a job. But he was born in Leeds.

“At one stage, he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen, I don’t know. It is a very tough league.

“Up to now, he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at.

“He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.

“He is at Red Bull, a fantastic club playing Champions League so, in a way, he is in no hurry.”

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