Man Utd the ‘only serious bidder’ for Erling Haaland transfer but Ralf Rangnick and Co must clinch Champions League spot

MANCHESTER UNITED are currently the only 'serious bidder' for Erling Haaland but will have to qualify for the Champions League to secure the Borussia Dortmund sensation.

The 21-year-old Norwegian looks set to leave Marco Rose's side in the summer with a string of Europe's giants expected to happily cough up his £64million release clause.

But, according to BILD, the only club heavily interested in securing his signature is Man Utd.

However, the Red Devils will need to secure a top four spot in the Premier League to attract the Norwegian superstar.

Champions League football is essential for Haaland when he eventually leaves Dortmund.

And Ralf Rangnick's side could be in danger of missing out on qualification for Europe's elite competition.

Man Utd sit fifth in the Prem table, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham after 16 matches.

They have qualified for the last 16 of this season's Champions League and will face Atletico Madrid for a place in the quarter-finals.

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But they do have an edge over other clubs when it comes to their pursuit of Haaland because of Rangnick's relationship with the striker.

The German coach helped facilitate his move from Molde to RB Salzburg.

He would then go on to score a remarkable 29 goals in 27 games for the Austrian outfit before securing a transfer to Dortmund.

And in Germany the forward has scored 74 times and provided 20 assists in 73 games.

United also have the connection of their former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who coached Haaland at Molde.

As well as Haaland, a number of other big-name attackers are said to be on Rangnick's wishlist.

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These include Chelsea man Timo Werner – a player Rangnick worked with at RB Leipzig who has struggled since arriving in England.

Atletico Madrid talent Joao Felix is another forward thought to be on Rangnick's radar.

And Sweden international Alexander Isak has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

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