Earlier this month, AS reported that Pep Guardiola has ‘asked’ Manchester City to make a ‘definitive effort’ to sign Erling Haaland.
After starring for Borussia Dortmund last season with 41 goals and 12 assists, he has impressed this term, with 23 goals and six assists from 20 matches in all competitions.
The striker’s impressive stats and fine displays have caught the attention of top European clubs, including the Citizens. Earlier reports indicated he was set to make a decision this month, on whether or not to leave BVB next summer.
Saturday’s edition of AS claims the 21-year-old, his father and Mino Raiola were set to meet the German club’s leaders in January. However, it has been postponed due to the ‘delicate state of health’ of the super-agent. ‘Without Raiola, nothing will get going’.
The Norway international’s club future is not the only thing that’s to be decided as his contract with Nike expired last month.
When talking about his suitors, the English champions get a mention, as they, along with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United ‘want’ Haaland. However, these clubs, like BVB, ‘all remain waiting’.
Journalist Tomás Roncero, writing for AS, provides an update on the star striker’s future plans. He claims Haaland ‘prefers to reject offers’ from City, PSG and United because both he and his family prioritise a move to Spain.
Haaland’s family have a house in Marbella and Roncero states the player is keen to live in the country. Real Madrid seems to be his preferred destination, while there are reports about Barcelona’s interest in the player.
The relationship between Los Blancos and BVB is ‘magnificent’ and the former’s issue with Raiola is also being resolved. However, their main focus is to sign Kylian Mbappé.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will ‘undertake the closing of an agreement’ with Mbappé, after Real Madrid’s Champions League two-legged tie against PSG. He is out of contract in June and can join another club on a free transfer, if the Paris club fail to tie down the forward to a new deal.