Erling Braut Haaland has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wants to sign for Manchester United .

The £80million-rated Red Bull Salzburg striker is Europe’s most coveted star and his first-choice destination – if he moves in January – would be to Old Trafford.

But his powerful agent Mino Raiola – also Paul Pogba’s advisor - is keeping all options open for the hot-shot teenager with Juventus desperate to land the Salzburg star.

Haaland visited the training grounds at Borusssia Dortmund and Red Bull Leipzig last week amid reports that Solskjaer flew to Salzburg on Friday to make a last ditch pitch for the youngster.

Haaland has told Solskjaer he wants to move to United

With injured Haaland missing Salzburg’s game against Hartberg yesterday before a two month winter break many believe the Norwegian has played his last game for the Austrians before a big money January move.

Dortmund are pressing hard to sign Haaland but Solskjaer has tried to tempt him to United with the promise of a place in attack alongside Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

It’s believed Haaland has already visited United’s Carrington training complex and is keen to be part of Solskjaer’s revolution at Old Trafford.

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Raiola, however, is being more hard-headed and would like to team him up with another of his clients – Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt - at Juventus.

United are prepared to pay what it takes to secure Haaland – in January if possible – and have the financial muscle to out-bid Dortmund and Juventus.

But they admit it’ll be harder to prevent a deal between Salzburg and Leipzig – with the Red Bull ownership and sponsorship connection a significant factor.