Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has told Erling Haaland to snub Manchester United and sign for Chelsea.

According to Merson, Haaland can fire the Blues to a Premier League title.

The prolific Borussia Dortmund striker was close to being reunited with his former Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford 18 months ago, but eventually signed for the Bundesliga club.

Haaland has gone on to cement his reputation as one of Europe’s deadliest strikers and Dortmund will face a significant battle to keep him.

However, Merson believes Chelsea represents his best option and has urged United to concentrate on making a move for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane instead.

He told the Daily Star: “Of all the teams who are in for Erling Haaland, Chelsea are the ones who need him most. They have always been successful with someone who has a presence up front and Haaland has that. He’s going to score bundles wherever he goes.

“And if you buy him this summer, you still have the prospect of being able to sell him for a profit later down the line because of his age. I’m not sure he’s such a good fit for Manchester City, where he probably wouldn’t play as much.

“But for whoever gets him, it will be worth it. He puts up numbers and he keeps on doing it. Whoever signs him will have a chance of winning the league.

“Manchester United should also be in for him. Edinson Cavani has done great there but he isn’t the future of Manchester United. If they went and got Haaland it would take them to another level. But do they go for Harry Kane instead?

“Kane isn’t going to Chelsea. No chance. But he might go to United. And that would leave Chelsea to go for Haaland.”

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