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Manchester United miss out on top target

Manchester United have missed out on one of their top January targets, after Norwegian striker Erling Haaland signed for Borussia Dortmund for £18 million, the buyout clause in his contract..

The Red Bull Salzburg forward had been heavily tipped for a move to Old Trafford, but, instead opted for Dortmund, although the reasons vary according to which report is being read.

In one scenario, Haaland chose the Bundesliga side because, although United were willing to pay more for his services, he felt that his long-term development would be best served with the German club.

An alternative version of the story is that United were just not prepared to accept the demands of his representatives, with his agent Mino Raiola and father, former Manchester City player Alf Inge Haalnd, demanding a significant portion of the proceeds of any future sale of the player, something that the Premier League side were simply not prepared to accept.

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