Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool transfer stance that is great news for Man City

Latest Manchester City transfer news and rumours includes Liverpool’s stance on Sky Blues’ target Erling Haaland.

Manchester City may be focused on winning the Premier League and Champions League at the moment, but in the background, plans for the summer transfer window will also be taking shape.

City enjoyed a 1-0 success over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in their first-leg Champions League quarter-final clash. The Sky Blues are also top of the Premier League by one point ahead of the weekend’s crucial content at home to Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been sitting on top of the Premier League since December and will hope to cling on despite the threat of Liverpool.

When the summer transfer season opens, Guardiola will be desperate to reinforce his strong supplies and there have been repeated links with Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.

However, City are not the only side reportedly interested in the Norwegian as Liverpool have been linked with trying to attract the 21-year-old striker to Anfield.

Guardiola’s men have, however, received a boost in their bid for Haaland after Jurgen Klopp confirm his team’s stance on Haaland.

Speaking to SportBild, Klopp has stated that they will not be chasing after Europe’s new hottest prize this summer.

“Erling Haaland? We still know nothing from the player’s side,” the Liverpool manager told the German news outlet. “But we know that we won’t be able to keep up financially if Manchester City comes. It [strikers leaving Dortmund] already happened with [Robert] Lewandowski to Bayern [Munich] and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang to Arsenal.

“We won’t be going there. The numbers involved are just crazy - we’ll be having nothing to do with it. No chance! To be honest, I don’t want anything to do with it. It’s not fun.”

Haaland has netted 31 goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund so far this season and is now one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been linked with Haaland too ahead of what is expected to be a big summer battle, with the forward said to have a release clause of around £63million, despite having a contract which runs until 2024 at Dortmund.