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Napoli pull out of Erling Haaland race as they 'cannot compete with Man Utd'

Napoli pull out of Haaland race
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Napoli are reportedly pulling out of the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland as they are unable to compete with Manchester United.

Napoli have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland as they are unable to compete with Manchester United.

The teenage striker has hit 21 goals and recorded six assists in just 14 games across all competitions so far this season - netting six in three Champions League outings.

As a result, he has attracted attention from Europe's elite, including Manchester United - interest which has all but ended Napoli's hopes of landing the 19-year-old, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A side now expect the Red Devils to win the race for the young forward, with head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having handed him his debut at Molde before the two parted ways.

Additionally, United have room for a new striker after allowing Romelu Lukaku to join Inter Milan in the summer without buying a replacement.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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