Erling Haaland: Is he coming home?
Erling Haaland has been one of the most linked players to Manchester City. Though with news about Haaland having gone a bit quiet, is it still a possibility that Haaland is coming home?
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Haaland is a known Manchester City fan. His father Alf-Inge Haaland played for City and is a known admirer of the club. When visiting the Etihad in the Champions League clash, Haaland made sure to walk around the Manchester City badge in the emergence of the tunnel and called the Etihad "Beautiful".
One thing is for certain, Erling Haaland loves Manchester City. Though, City don't seem to be willing to act on Haaland. Borussia Dortmund have reportedly set a €180M price tag on Erling Haaland.
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City are also said to not be happy with rumours about the club being to spend €150m or €180m for strikers like Haaland, Kane or Lukaku. Erling Haaland has heavily been linked with Chelsea and Chelsea are wanting to make a move. There has been no solid news about Manchester City making a move but after the sale of Jadon Sancho for a whopping £75M Borussia Dortmund are very comfortable financial, but who is to say they can't be more comfortable with a Haaland move?
Both Erling and his father, Alf-Inge are would love to move to Manchester City but they are very open to a Chelsea move. But as per Fabrizio Romano: “There is no deadline for Chelsea to sign Erling Haaland," he said on his Twitch stream. Though, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is said to be 'impatient' about a Haaland move to Chelsea.
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Where does all of this leave Man City? Well, with City having no new advancements apart from a reported interest for the past two years there it seems that Chelsea are now the leaders of the race to sign Erling Haaland and with a move said to be over 150M euros, City could be thrown out of the race completely because Chelsea are willing to spend that kind of money and more. Erling Haaland's release clause is active from June 2022 for 72 million euros.
City could now be ruled out from Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and more if the reports suffice this summer, leaving Danny Ings as the last known Man City main striker link.