Manchester United have been dealt a transfer boost after Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund denied they have a clause to sell him to RB Leipzig for a cut-price fee.
Haaland is in-demand with top European clubs with United believing they are at the front of the queue.
But reports in Germany claimed he could be on his way to the Bundesliga for a fraction of the fee the Red Devils or other suitors would have to pay.
It was reported that Leipzig – who shareowners with Salzburg – had a clause to buy Haaland for just £25.7million.
Yet Freund has denied that is the case, providing hope United are still first in line to land the Norwegian in a £75m deal either in January or next summer.