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Erling Haaland to Man City transfer: Latest boost, Dortmund admission, what Guardiola has said

Erling Haaland to Man City transfer news and rumours latest.

Erling Haaland’s future could finally be resolved this week with reports suggesting the forward is on his way to Manchester City this summer.

According to The Athletic, a deal for the Norwegian to the Etihad Stadium is ‘done’ and is set to be completed this week.

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They claim personal terms between the 21-year-old and City were agreed last month after Haaland approved a move to the Premier League champions.

Haaland will see a £64m release clause enter his contract this summer, with the site adding Borussia Dortmund ‘anticipate’ Pep Guardiola’s side to activate this in the ‘coming days’.

However, it must be noted that the latter has shot down any suggestion of the Sky Blues looking to sign Haaland in the past.

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What Guardiola has said on the deal

Guardiola was asked whether he is looking to sign Haaland this summer in his pre-match press conference last month, with the former refusing to add to the speculation.

“No answer to your question,” Guardiola said.

He was later asked to give his opinion on the 21-year-old, who has 28 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions this season.

“I don’t have the concern or this business in my head right now to think about what is going to happen in this club next season,” Guardiola replied.

“We are playing with good striker this season, so I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. It’s next season, so I’m not going to talk.

“You know I’ve been coming here for a long time, for many years and I’ve never talked about transfer windows, especially when we are playing for incredible things still this season.”

Dortmund’s stance

Haaland’s current club Dortmund have also provided an update on the future of the 21-year-old.

The club’s director Sebastian Kehl told Sport1, via Fabrizio Romano: “Erling Haaland deal? I think we will have clarity on Erling in the next week.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved on in the end.”

Verdict

If City end up signing Halland this summer there’s no denying, especially with his impressive goalscoring record, that Guardiola’s side would be adding one of the world’s best strikers to their ranks.

The club are desperate to win the Champions League and Haaland could be the missing link that allows them to lift the prestigious trophy in the near future.