Real Madrid steps up Erling Haaland chase
Real Madrid is set to step up their chase for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland after their prime target, Kylian Mbappe, has made a U-turn to probably extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish football giant committed to rebuilding the team ahead of next season had penciled the French international, Mbappe, as one of the targets to boost the team’s attacking lineup.
However, with Mbappe certainly not willing to forge a move to Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid has decided to step up its pursuit to snap up the promising young Norwegian from the clutches of Manchester City.
City is one of the clubs seeking to upset the £67 million release clause of Haaland at the end of the season and has promised to make him one the highest-paid players at Etihad alongside Belgian Kevin De Bruyne.
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With Los Blancos most likely missing out on bringing Mbappe to the Santiago Bernabeu, Manchester City which hopes to fill the void left by the departure of Sergio Aguero will have to face a stiff contest with President Florentino Perez over the 21 years old Dortmund star.
Manchester City are keenly in need of a striker and had previously, last season, had its bid for Harry Kane of Tottenham rejected.
Erling Haaland has scored a total of 23 goals this season comprising 16 goals in the Bundesliga and third in the chart of the highest goal scorers in the German Bundesliga.
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