Manchester City are said to continue to target Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer.
Norwegian reporter Andreas Korssund, who was one of the first to report that Haaland would join the German outfit, has stated that City are ready to sign the 21-year-old next summer, with the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain even ‘planning meetings’ with agent Mino Raiola ‘already in January’.
Other reports, however, claim that Raiola has also spoken to Paris Saint-Germain about a possible move there.
Haaland, who is one of the world’s most wanted players, has been heavily linked with a number of clubs in recent months, and City are firmly among the pack after failing in their attempt to replace Sergio Aguero this summer.
Haaland, who has scored 11 goals in eight games for Dortmund so far this season, is expected to be the subject of much interest from a number of clubs next summer, as a release clause within his contract is said to take effect.
The striker’s release clause has been reported at £ 63.8 million this summer.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, spent three years as a Manchester City player.
Elsewhere, there have been reports that Phil Foden is set to sign a new six-year deal to stay at Etihad Stadium.
Foden signed a new long-term contract in 2018, but it has been widely reported that he will be offered yet another new deal, which will have his salary tripled.
This comes after a fantastic start to the season this year with an excellent performance against Liverpool this past weekend.
Finally, Manchester City are said to be interested in Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele – with potential in a swap deal with the Catalan giants for Raheem Sterling.
Sterling has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona as there were reports that a move could even be realized in January.
El Nacional reports that City would ask for Dembele – who is also out of favor in Barcelona – if an approach were to come.
However, there is no indication from City that they would be prepared to let Sterling go.