Last month, AS reported Erling Haaland has a release clause in excess of €200m for next summer.

The Norway international is on the front page of today’s AS, with ‘Haaland affordable price’ written in bold.

Real Madrid are keen on the Manchester City star and a move next summer will depend on Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé.

The Frenchman’s deal expires in June and if he fails to respond ‘affirmatively’ to the La Liga side before January 15th, AS say Madrid will shift their focus to Haaland.

The Manchester City striker is aware that Carlo Ancelotti and some Los Blancos staff would like his arrival next summer.

Real Madrid had earlier believed the striker would only leave Manchester City for a ‘golden price’ of over €200m. However, the newspaper states they now have a hope to sign him for a ‘very reasonable’ fee.

It’s said the aforementioned figure is only for Premier League sides. They believe for clubs outside England it’s ‘much closer to €100m than €200m’. In addition to this, the 23-year-old, who is in love with Spain, is ‘crazy’ about joining Ancelotti’s side.

Real Madrid are said to be well aware of this desire and their president, Florentino Pérez, has a good relationship with his agent, Rafaela Pimenta.

AS explain that if needed, Real Madrid have the financial capacity to sign both Mbappé and Haaland after this season.

There’s confidence one of the two will arrive at the club and if the PSG star refuses to confirm his decision soon, the possibility of the Norwegian’s arrival will increase.

Haaland joined Manchester City in 2022 and has managed 71 goals and 14 assists from 75 games. Taking this account, a around €100m would ‘not be so expensive’ for the Madrid club.

Of course, that’s if the claim is true.

If Real Madrid decide against making a move this year, their Plan B would be to sign the Manchester City frontman in 2025.