Haaland’s father declares Dortmund ambition in blow to Man Utd transfer hopes

Erling Haaland wants to "win some trophies with Dortmund" his father has claimed as speculation continues over the striker's future.

The Norwegian is one of Europe's most wanted talents having proved his capabilities in Germany after first bursting onto the scene with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.

Borussia Dortmund stole a march and signed Haaland back in January despite interest from the likes of Manchester United.

The 20-year-old is thought to have an agreement whereby he can move on in 2020 should he want however.

But his father, Alfe-Inge, has confirmed that his son is in a perfect environment as he chases silverware, but wouldn't rule out a switch at the end of the season.

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"When you play well, it's only logical that big clubs knock on your door, but we're talking about speculation here," he told SPORT1 .

"At the moment it's not in Erling's or my head that another club will be vying for him.

"We signed a long contract with Dortmund and they have a fantastic team for Erling right now. We don't want to look any further ahead.

"You never know what will happen. We haven't talked about such a step yet. I think he would like to win some trophies with Dortmund. That is his goal.

"Erling can still achieve a lot in Germany and make great progress. Moving abroad is not a priority for us.

"I sometimes think he wants to and can assert himself in any league. At the moment, he is happy in the Bundesliga and focused on Dortmund.

"He just wants to be a better player and doesn't look too far ahead."

United remain keen though with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer playing a part in Haaland's development during their time together at Molde.

But the striker's current focus is on trying to end Bayern Munich's monopoly of the Bundesliga.

"Manchester United have achieved great success in recent years," Alfe-Inge added.

"The club is also trying to build something new there. But to draw this comparison now is not so easy because he is already playing in Dortmund.

"These are two very traditional clubs with a large fan base and a glorious history.

"Man Utd is a very proud club, just like Dortmund in Germany. And Dortmund want to beat FC Bayern [Munich] soon, that's the clear goal.

"We have to catch up to them. Erling wants to cling to this goal."

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