Borrusia Dortmund forward, Erling Haaland will begin talks with Manchester City in January, according to The Times.
Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola is said to be eager to commence negotiations over the 21-year old’s future, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City considered to be favourites to sign the talismanic Norwegian.
Haaland is expected to leave the Signa Iduna Park next summer when triggering his €75 million (£64m/$87m) release clause will make him affordable for most clubs.
The 21-year old has already earned a reputation as one of the most lethal marksmen in world football. Since arriving in Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg, he has scored 68 goals in 67 outings in the famous blue and yellow.
Haaland also boasts of an equally impressive tally in Europe, plundering 13 goals in 11 Champions League matches with Dortmund. Prior to his move to Germany, he scored eight in six for RB Salzburg in a group that contained Liverpool and Napoli.
Chelsea had been strongly linked with the Norwegian last summer, but the rigours of a potentially protracted negotiation with no guarantee of landing the goal machine prompted the blues to opt for a more realistic option in Romelu Lukaku.
Real Madrid and Manchester United are also reportedly interested in the gigantic attacker, but recent reports suggest that it is Manchester City that could reach an agreement with one of Europe’s sizzling prospects by January.