Man Utd think Ralf Rangnick appointment gives them the edge for Erling Haaland transfer

Man Utd think Ralf Rangnick appointment gives them the edge for Erling Haaland transfer

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has reportedly identified three new signings for the Red Devils, with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland included on the list.
Rangnick will lead the Red Devils for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign before taking on a consultancy role at the club, where he will have a say on new signings.

According to Bild, the 63-year-old is determined to bring Haaland to Old Trafford, with the Norway international set to have a £63m release clause in his contract next summer.

The report claims that Chelsea forward Timo Werner is also a target, with Rangnick believing that he can get the best out of the Germany international in Manchester.

The incoming head coach is also allegedly planning a move for RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara, who could be scouted by the Red Devils in his side’s next two matches.

Haidara is believed to have a £33m release clause in his current deal, and the Mali international could arrive as early as January, with Man United set to target a new midfielder at the start of 2022.

Chelsea are likely to resist Werner moving to Man United, but Dortmund are facing an uphill task to keep Haaland, who is said to have a close relationship with Rangnick following their time together at Red Bull Salzburg.