And they believe the 48-year-old’s refusal to engage in a war of words with Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, also puts them in good stead.
When it comes to winning the race for Haaland, however, things are far from straightforward.
Chelsea are also keen to sign the youngster, with Thomas Tuchel hunting a world-class upgrade on the likes of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud.
With Manchester City primed to lose Sergio Aguero at the end of the campaign, Pep Guardiola’s side are also in the picture.
Barcelona would like to sign Haaland, too, though may struggle to meet the player’s demand due to their current financial situation.