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Manchester United 'to rival Real Madrid for Erling Braut Haaland'

Man Utd 'to rival Real Madrid for Haaland'
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Manchester United are allegedly prepared to rival Real Madrid in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland.

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make an approach for Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland during the next transfer window.

Despite bidding to sign the Norway international from Red Bull Salzburg in January, Haaland eventually made the decision to move to the Westfalenstadion.

Although Haaland has a release clause in his contract which can be activated in the summer of 2021, Real Madrid are allegedly keen to secure the frontman's signature during the next transfer window.

According to the Evening Standard, United are prepared to rival Los Blancos in the race for the 19-year-old services.

Dortmund are unlikely to consider a quick-fire sale unless either United or Real are prepared to pay well in excess of £66m, the fee which will most likely be paid next year.

Haaland has netted 12 goals from his first 11 outings for the German outfit.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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