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REVEALED: Man Utd were willing pay THREE TIMES Haaland buyout clause

Manchester United were willing to pay well over Erling Haaland's buyout clause to sign him from RB Salzburg, it has been revealed.

Haaland even had his heart set on a move to Old Trafford but United were unable to agree a financial package with his representatives and the striker instead opted for a move to Borussia Dortmund, who triggered his £17million release clause.

However it has now emerged that United were willing to offer Salzburg a whopping £50million in a desperate bid to sign the player.

BILD says United were more than happy to spend a mouthwatering figure in a move they hoped would persuade Salzburg to sell Haaland to the Premier League club.

United were ultimately unable to strike a deal with Haaland's agent Mino Raiola and the striker later joined Dortmund, where he has enjoyed a blistering start to his career.

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