Erling Haaland to ‘select new club within two weeks’ and other Man City transfer rumours
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland could decide his next club within a fortnight, according to reports.
The 21-year-old has supposedly been chased by Manchester City for a number of months with the club on the lookout for a centre-forward. It has been widely reported that the Norwegian sensation has a £63m release clause in his contract that could be activated this summer.
The total cost of a transfer will undoubtedly cost north of £100m when wages and bonuses are factored in. City are prepared to offer Haaland £500,000-a-week, the source says, which would make him the country’s highest earner. The frontman has netted 23 goals in 25 games at club level this season.
Meanwhile, City are reportedly lining up a bid for Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni on the back of Fernandinho’s departure announcement. The Brazilian revealed earlier this week that he would be returning to his homeland this summer when his contract expires – plans that Pep Guardiola was not aware of beforehand.
City have been linked with the 22-year-old before but have now made him their number one priority, according to Football Insider. The youngster, who was named Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year last season, is contracted at the French club until 2024.