Manchester City finished the summer transfer window without bringing in a new No.9 for the 2021/22 season.

Sergio Agüero’s decision to leave the Etihad as a free agent saw the Citizens focus on signing Harry Kane.

However, they failed to convince Tottenham Hotspur to let go of the striker, and then shifted their focus to Cristiano Ronaldo in the final week of the window. City lost the battle to sign the Portuguese star to Manchester United last Friday.

It won’t come as a surprise if the Premier League winners decide to make it a priority to sign a new striker, either in January or next summer, and they could be in contention for Erling Haaland

According to Bild, Pep Guardiola’s side are ‘currently in pole position’ to land the Borussia Dortmund frontman.

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The Norway international’s asking price will be set at €75m [plus an additional payment in bonuses] in 2022.

It’s claimed City will have the financial means [to afford his transfer fee, wages and agent commission] to land Haaland, but Bild say Guardiola ‘would have to choose’ whether to sign the BVB star or make another approach for Kane.

This suggests the former Barcelona manager is yet to make a decision between Haaland and the Spurs star.