Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy’s firm stance not to sanction Harry Kane’s sale in the summer left Manchester City disappointed since they were keen on signing the Spurs star.
The English champions finished the window without signing a new striker, despite Sergio Agüero’s exit from the Etihad at the end of last season.
City are much likelier to make strengthening the No.9 position as their main objective in 2022 and recent reports from Germany have stated Erling Haaland has emerged as a target.
Two days ago, Bild stated Pep Guardiola’s side are ‘currently in pole position’ to sign the Borussia Dortmund star.
On Friday, we covered claims made by Sport1 that explained City and Manchester United are set to be involved in a ‘bidding war’ for the Norway international.
Saturday’s edition of AS, however, claim the battle to sign the 20-year-old next summer will be between Real Madrid and PSG.
It’s claimed the Ligue 1 side will only look at Haaland if Kylian Mbappé decides against signing a renewal. Should the Frenchman sign a new deal, AS say Los Blancos would have an ‘easier time’ to land the BVB frontman.
The newspaper mentions United, Chelsea and City, but suggest a move to Old Trafford or the west London club looks unlikely after they took Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku respectively.
Regarding City, AS say that it seems City ‘continue to think more about Kane’, leaving Real Madrid to only battle with PSG to secure Haaland’s signature.