Despite securing the signing of Julián Álvarez from River Plate on the last day of the January transfer window, Manchester City are understood to be in the hunt for a centre-forward at the end of the campaign, with the move for Ferran Torres. to join Barcelona further exhausting their options above.
City are the frontrunners to sign the 21-year-old striker from Borussia Dortmund subject to the triggering of a £63m release clause, with Real Madrid and Barcelona among the interested parties.
Since a lot is expected to happen on the transfer front in the coming months, Xtra City bring you the latest live Manchester City transfer news and gossip from around the world.
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9.35am: Erling Haaland is expected to join City
According to the Times’ Constantin Eckner, Erling Haaland is expected to join Manchester City in the summer after being offered a salary package that would make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League, according to Borussia Dortmund.
The Times goes on to say that City’s overall financial package could be worth more than £170m, depending on the length of the contract, the signing fee and the agent fee payable to Mino Raiola.
7.45pm: Dortmund officials believe Haaland has accepted City
According to some breaking news from Christian FalkBorussia Dortmund officials believe that Erling Haaland has agreed to move to Manchester City.
17:17 – Report suggests City still on Kane
Sky Sports Germany/Sport Witness: Manchester City sees Tottenham as a ‘slightly stronger’ option than Erling Haaland, and the 28-year-old is believed to be a better fit for Pep Guardiola’s system and style of play at the Etihad Stadium.
Sky Germany’s Marc Behrenbeck recently said: “It’s definitely crunch time. IIt has already been reported in England that (Erling) Haaland is about to move to Manchester City. Our information is different.
“If a transfer of (Harry) Kane does not work out, and that is very, very possible because the general situation is not easy either, then they go for Haaland. One of the two should be at City.”
15:19 – Haaland’s stance on length of new contract revealed
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14:36 - Madrid unwilling to match City’s offer for Haaland
The La Liga giants have received reports of injuries to the player following recent concerns, reports which have subsequently returned.’positive‘ and confirmed that Erling Haaland does not suffer any ‘chronic injuries‘.
The latest information from the Spanish newspaper closes by stating that while Real Madrid is willing to do ‘a great economic effort‘ to sign Erling Haaland, but they will ‘never match‘Manchester City’crazy offer‘.
11:51 – Haaland’s move to City imminent
BILD/Sport Witness: Members of the Manchester City dressing room have ‘intensely’ discussed the possibility of Erling Haaland signing from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Haaland is seen as the ‘ideal solution’ for the problems City have faced in the absence of a natural striker in the first-team squad for over a year, as Haaland would become one of the most feared strikers in world football if he decided to move to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City is willing to pay Erling Haaland’s €75m release clause, and ‘change is imminent’.
The Norwegian does not want ‘wait more’ because of his big move, and with Real Madrid pressing for Kylian Mbappé, he would rather go to Manchester City and be the main man.
Furthermore, Borussia Dortmund adviser Matthias Sammer said about Erling Haaland: “I know that Manchester City is behind (him). The numbers: I had whiplash! I fainted. My wife picked me up. Therefore, it is possible.”
8:57 – Haaland trend towards City
7:40 – Deadline revealed on Haaland release clause
BILD/Sport Witness: Erling Haaland’s release clause, understood to be around £63m, must be triggered by April 30, 2022.
However, such claims have since been denied by the former Norwegian footballer and journalist. Jan Aage Fjortoft – a figure close to the family of Erling Haaland.
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