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Man Utd transfer target Erling Haaland available for £51m in summer after Dortmund insert release clause in contract

MANCHESTER UNITED target Erling Haaland could be available for £51million this summer after Borussia Dortmund included a release clause in his contract.

The German giants went against club policy to include the clause but had to in order to secure the goalscoring machine's signature.

The deal to bring the 19-year-old to Dortmund would not have gone through without the inclusion of the clause, according to Sky Germany.

But the decision was made easier by the fact the club got Haaland on the cheap thanks to a release clause included in his RB Salzburg deal.

The news will come as a boost to United who could swoop for the youngster this summer.

Dortmund landed the striker for just £18m last month and tied him down to a four-and-a-half-year deal including of the release clause.

But - despite his refusal to confirm the clause's existence - Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc insisted he expects Haaland to be at the Westfalenstadion for a considerable amount of time.

He said: "We never comment on contract details.

"Assume that he will play football with us for a longer period of time."

Haaland is earning around £130,000-a-week and is tied down until 2024 at the Bundesliga side.

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