MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Erling Haaland after it was reported Real Madrid have 'accepted he is going to the Premier League'.

The Spanish giants are desperate to sign the Norwegian, whose release clause enables him to leave Borussia Dortmund for £64million next summer.

But they are now braced for disappointment with club suits believing the Dortmund sensation will sign for an English side instead.