Manchester City star Erling Haaland is the priority target for Real Madrid in the summer of 2024, according to AS.

The Champions League winners want to be well positioned to sign the striker if he decides to leave the Etihad after next season, when AS believe an exit clause in the range of €220-240m will be applicable.

Los Blancos could have signed the 22-year-old before he joined Manchester City last summer but the timing didn’t suit them, mainly because Karim Benzema was performing at his best.

This made it impossible for the La Liga side to sign the Norway international even though he and his family were open to the transfer.

A move in 2024 will depend on whether Haaland really wants to leave Pep Guardiola’s side and how happy he feels with the Citizens. AS explain that within Manchester City, ‘there is beginning’ to be concerns over the Norwegian’s future.

There were claims that Haaland’s release clause was linked to Guardiola’s contract, which was renewed until 2025.

AS say the Premier League winners initially wanted to establish the public opinion that Haaland doesn’t have a release clause, and they then ‘leaked’ his clause is linked to Guardiola’s deal, which the Spanish newspaper insists is all false.

AS explain Real Madrid are already aware of the ‘exact’ details of the frontman’s contract at Manchester City, which is why they feel it is possible for them to sign him in 2024.