Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still unhindered due to his side’s obvious interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Halland, while the Red Devils could prepare for the summer war for the transfer.
United failed to sign Haland last year but decided to move to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg.
Solskjaer have been without a main striker since Romelu Lukaku was sold to Inter Milan.
Anthony Martial has struggled to nail down the position of central striker, while Edinson Cavani is not a long-term option.
Haaland, who is only 20 years old, has always seen his move to the Bundesliga as a springboard.
His impressive goal-scoring exploits continue to attract some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Solskjaer was also questioned because of his interest in his countryman.
“We will do everything we can to become a better team, and he will do what he can to become a better player,” Solskjaer told Norwegian newspaper VG.
“Where will he end up? I don’t want to say anything else. I wish him all the best. What choice he decides is up to him.”
He added: “Erling will have a fantastic career. I follow Erling. That’s what I’ve always said.
“Have we been together for 18 months or something? Maybe almost two years. Fantastic time.
“He will definitely have a great career for both Norway and his club. He is doing incredibly well for Dortmund. We will see where he ends up.
“As a Norwegian and someone who has worked with him, of course it’s great that he’s doing so well.”
Solskjaer spent 18 months as manager of Hollande while he was at the helm of Swedish club Molde.
“I think Erling remembers when we were sitting in Lubbenes (Molde’s polygon) the day before Brann’s game,” he thought.
“I feel it was an important day for Molde, for him and for our relationship.
“He had a very bad spell before that. I’m sure he remembers that. It’s a great pleasure to follow him.
“He will have a long, long, long career that will surpass most of what any Norwegian player has done.”