Erling Braut Håland has been a standout player in the Champions League, and the Red Bull Salzburg star is leading the charts with six goals in three matches.

The Norway international has 22 goals and six assists to his name in all competitions this season and it’s no surprise his form for the club has caught attention from top clubs across Europe.

On Friday, The Guardian reported Manchester United and Juventus head a queue of 20 clubs that are monitoring the 19-year-old’s progress at Salzburg.

Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung has picked up a few claims, including one where it was stated the Red Devils have not only joined the transfer race for the striker, but they have also won it. Another claim was the player has reportedly agreed to join the Old Trafford club.

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Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund decided to respond to these rumours.

“So much nonsense is written in the last few weeks. What I’ve already read makes me laugh,” Freund said.

“I have not spoken to any club so far. I can also say there’s currently no offer for the winter [transfer]. The next step will come, because Erling will be unstoppable.”

Kronen Zeitung adds Salzburg’s idea is to retain Håland at least until the end of this season.