Manchester City leading the race for Dortmund star Erling Haaland

Manchester City have been handed a significant boost in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland next summer. Max Bielefeld of Sky Sports (h/t The Manchester Evening News) reports Borussia Dortmund have a 90% chance of losing their Norwegian striker in 2022, despite their efforts to keep him.

Erling Haaland, 21, is one of Europe’s hottest properties, enthralling the onlookers with his pace, power and finishing ability since arriving at Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020. The Norwegian has already shattered many records at Signal Iduna Park, most notably netting a staggering 71 goals in 70 across all formats.

But it appears he could be on his way out of Dortmund, especially after the club’s elimination from the Champions League group stages last week. Dortmund are pushing to keep hold of Erling Haaland and are prepared to hand him a lucrative contract, with the promise of doubling his salary, claims Max Bielefeld (h/t The Manchester Evening News)

Erling Haaland has a release clause of £63m in his contract, which could be activated next summer. Keeping that in mind, the Die Borussen are ‘working hard’ to delay the activation of their ace striker’s release clause by moving its date to 2023 as part of a bumper new deal.

Along with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain are also regarded as favourites to bag the 21-year-old striker’s signature, he adds. (h/t The Manchester Evening News)

The Cityzens tried hard to acquire the services of a top-quality centre-forward to replace Sergio Aguero, who left the club on a free transfer and joined Barcelona in June. While they have done extremely well this season without a recognised number 9 among their ranks, Pep Guardiola is widely expected to be in the market for a ruthless goal-scorer.

Haaland, who is coveted by a host of elite European clubs, fits the bill perfectly at Manchester City. The Sky Blues have the financial muscle to meet the hefty financial demands of the striker’s agent Mino Raiola and his father Alf-Inge. And if they manage to get a deal over the line, it would be a big scoop.