POTENTIAL Manchester rivals Erling Haaland and Frenkie de Jong are reportedly fighting off the pitch as they look to rent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mansion.
Norway international Haaland has joined Pep Guardiola’s City side from Borussia Dortmund in a £51million deal.
Erling Haaland and Frenkie de Jong are claimed to be keen on renting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mansionCredit: Reuters
Haaland has linked up with Manchester City in a £51million deal from Borussia DortmundCredit: Getty
Barcelona midfielder De Jong could be set to join Manchester United this summerCredit: Getty
Meanwhile United chief Erik ten Hag is looking to secure the services of his Dutch compatriot De Jong from Barcelona.
And according to the Mirror, they have both got their eyes on living in ex-Red Devils manager Solskjaer’s £3.5million Manchester eco pad.
Haaland thought he had already got his foot in the door first after his move was announced at the start of the summer.
But now reports suggest De Jong‘s team have also contacted the former United gaffer as he considers a switch to Old Trafford.
A source told the Mirror: “Both players have got their people looking.
“Ole has rented his place out in the past, but he moved back in when he got the United job.
“Now he’s left United it’s free again. De Jong’s team contacted Ole about renting the place.
“But he told them Haaland has got first option, if he wants it.”
Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk is a former tenant of the five-bedroom property in Cheshire.
But he had to move out after Solskjaer took charge of United on a permanent basis in 2019.
The house boasts a gym, study area, utility room, storage room and a garage, complete with solar power and ground source heat pumps.
A pool room and five-a-side pitch is also present in the mansion, along with heavy natural insulation and ‘low volume flush systems’ in the toilets.
Should Haaland miss out on Solskjaer’s gaff, he could look to move into Paul Pogba’s property with the midfielder set to join Juventus.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month how Haaland had viewed Pogba’s £3m mansion, which is available to rent for a whopping £30,000-a-month.
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