Erling Haaland failed to score for Manchester City, for the first time in over two months, in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The striker has managed 20 goals and three assists from 14 matches in all competitions and that includes three hat-tricks.

Haaland’s start to life at Manchester City has resulted in reports linking the 22-year-old to Real Madrid.

Recent reports in Spain have repeatedly mentioned the Norway international has a release clause in his contract at the Etihad. This figure claimed has varied between €180m and €200m, and it’s thought it will be applicable in 2024.

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez had a chat with Cadena Ser’s El Larguero after the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday, and he didn’t entertain claims of Los Blancos looking to sign Pep Guardiola’s star in 2024.

When asked about Haaland’s reported release clause, Pérez said: “I have no idea. We already have the best players.”

Meanwhile, the Champions League winners’ chief also hailed Manchester City for winning the Club of the Year award at the Ballon d’Or gala.

“If you consider it, congratulate them. They have a great president, a great coach, a lot of good players. It is true that they are a great club. I know a lot of people there and I think they are also worthy of that award. There are no buts to it,” Pérez stressed.