MANCHESTER CITY are ready to blow their transfer rivals out of the water and launch a £100million swoop for Erling Haaland this summer before his release clause kicks in.
The 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund star is the most sought-after striker in Europe following his explosion onto the scene over the past two years.
However, the Norwegian will be available for just £68m in June 2022 due to a clause in his contract with the German giants.
Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on Haaland along with long-term admirers Man United.
But the Daily Mirror claims City are ‘prepared to blow his suitors out of the water’ with a £100m bid at the end of this season.
And they are ready to offer the youngster a whopping £400,000-a-week to come to the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola wants Haaland to follow in his father Alf Inge’s footsteps by pulling on the City jersey and replacing Sergio Aguero.
The club's 32-year-old all-time record goalscorer is out of contract in June and is expected to return to Argentina.
Doubts remain over Gabriel Jesus’ ability to be his successor, and the City boss is desperate to bring in Haaland as replacement.
The hotshot left Norway two years ago for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg but caught the world’s attention with 29 goals in 27 domestic matches.
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He scored eight in six Champions League group matches at the start of last season and earned a move to Dortmund in January 2020.
And he has maintained his deadly finish since, recording 38 goals in 39 games.
But he did show he was human last weekend as he missed the first penalty of his career.
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