Manchester United lead the race for Chelsea transfer target who has scored 22 goals in just 15 games this season

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Manchester United have emerged as favourites to sign RB Salzburg’s 19-year-old striker Erling Haaland, according to Dagbladet via Sky Sports.

The Norwegian striker has scored five hat-tricks already this season and is been monitored by several top clubs in Europe, including Chelsea.

Haaland was coached by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.

According to The Guardian, Chelsea scouts and scouts from 19 other clubs have watched Haaland recently.

Haaland joined Salzburg from Molde in January and has scored a remarkable 23 goals in 20 appearances for the Austrian side.

This season he has 22 goals in 15 games, including six in the Champions League, making him the top scorer in the competition, one ahead of Robert Lewandowski.

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