Transfer Talk: City finally set to announce Haaland capture
Erling Haaland’s mega-money move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City could be completed as early as next week.
The Sun say talks are progressing quickly between all parties after BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl admitted to the German press yesterday that a resolution is imminent.
Kehl told Sport1: "Haaland? I think we will have clarity on Erling in the next week. I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved on in the end."
The Norwegian scoring sensation has bagged 85 goals in just 88 appearances since joining the Bundesliga outfit in January 2020.
Signed for just £17.1million, he is expected to depart for nearly four times that amount — though his £64m release clause represents a relative bargain given his recent exploits.
Real Madrid have also been in the race for the 21-year-old’s signature for some time but it is the Premier League leaders who appear to have won the race.
Haaland’s father Alf-Inge featured for the Citizens between 2000 and 2003 and has played a key part in negotiating a rumoured £500k-per-week agreement for his son.
BVB are already assured of second place in the Bundesliga and their final league game of the campaign against Hertha Berlin this Saturday will likely prove their No9’s swansong.
FC Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi appears set to be Haaland’s replacement with Dortmund closing in on an initial £25m deal for the 20-year-old German.
In other news
Barcelona will move for Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva again this summer and are confident of luring the 27-year-old to the Camp Nou.
Mundo Deportivo report that Silva is still keen to move closer to his family in Portugal and Pep Guardiola is unlikely to stand in his way should an agreement be reached.
Aston Villa will revive their interest in Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara according to the Daily Mail.
Villa boss Steven Gerrard watched the 22-year-old against Nantes last month and will make a move for the out-of-contract Frenchman, who is also attracting Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool have reportedly moved ahead of both Real Madrid and Chelsea in the race for Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.
Spanish outlet Marca suggest that Chelsea’s uncertain financial situation and Los Blancos’ reluctance to move for Tchouameni this summer has put the Reds in pole position for his signature.