On April 9th, Manchester City will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Ahead of the European clash, today’s AS looks at the business carried out between the two clubs so far and the deals that could take place in the future.

For the latter, the report first mentions Manchester City star Erling Haaland as an option for the La Liga side.

Last month, we covered claims from Spain the striker has been affected by the possibility of Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé ending up at Real Madrid.

AS state the ‘bridges have been built for years’ for the Norway international to arrive at the Spanish club but Mbappé has ‘torn them down’.

The first chance was in 2022, before the 23-year-old moved to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund. Mbappé then had an opportunity to join Real Madrid on a free transfer, instead he ended up signing a contract at PSG until 2024.

In addition to this, Karim Benzema was then the first-choice striker at Real Madrid. This saw Haaland pick Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola was also crucial in his decision to join them.

AS now state Haaland ‘continues to think’ of a future with Los Blancos and the ‘door is not closed’ for him to join them.

The Norwegian has an opportunity to impress Real Madrid when Manchester City face them next week.