Manchester City should ‘show great interest’ in Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, as per Bild.

The report focuses on Bayern Munich looking at the striker as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski, if the Poland international decides to leave the club next summer.

Haaland can choose his next club and get close to naming his price, if he decides to move to England, where the Citizens are said to be showing great interest.

Manchester City’s interest in 21-year-old is also discussed in today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo. The Norway international is the ‘most sought after’ striker, with City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich set to fight each other for his signature.

Mundo analyses how Barca can sign the player despite their poor financial conditions. The Catalan club have set aside €20m for January and should they decide against using it in the winter market, that fee could be added to the summer budget, to sign Haaland.

Embed from Getty Images

The former Red Bull Salzburg star will have a €75m, plus bonuses, release clause in 2022. The Camp Nou side find this figure acceptable, but the ‘stumbling block’ will be his high salary and the €20m each that it’s claimed needs to be paid to Mino Raiola and his father as commission. 

Although Barcelona and various other clubs are in the picture to sign Haaland, Mundo say Manchester City are in the lead.

It’s claimed Pep Guardiola’s side ‘intend to get ahead of everyone’ in the winter market.

Whether Haaland and/or BVB are in favour of a transfer in January remains to be seen.