Manchester City are said to be ready to make a majpr push for Erling Haaland next summer, with reported target Dusan Vlahovic said to be seeking £200,000-a-week should he move clubs
The core of Manchester City’s outstanding squad has been together for a while now. In the coming months, it looks like they might add a few more key pieces.
With Ferran Torres set to depart for Barcelona and uncertainty over the future of Raheem Sterling, in attack it would appear Pep Guardiola is set to make some tweaks to the team. And after the summer pursuit of Harry Kane, City will surely chase a centre-forward.
Subsequently, it’s no surprise to see City linked with a couple of the best goalscorers in Europe ahead of the January window.
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City to go all out for Haaland
The Norway international is one of the game’s hottest prospects and a £64 million clause is set to become active in his contract this summer. Given Haaland’s talent, there will be a number of clubs seeking his signature.
In the report, it’s said City have already reached out to the player’s representatives with a view to doing a summer deal. Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Haaland too.
Vlahovic wage demands
According to the Daily Star, Fiorentina sensation Dusan Vlahovic will request a weekly salary of £200,000 when he moves club.
The Serbian has taken Serie A by storm this season with 16 goals in 19 games and understandably he’s been linked with some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League as a result.
Guardiola has said City will not be looking to sign a striker in January despite the imminent sale of Torres, potentially opening the door for Arsenal or Tottenham to secure the 21-year-old’s signature.
However, the wage demands from the Fiorentina man may rule out the north London clubs, meaning City could potentially sign him further down the line.
Grealish comments on transfer
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jack Grealish has admitted things have been tougher than he expected at City following his £100 million switch from Aston Villa last summer.
The midfielder has performed to a decent level since moving to the Etihad Stadium, but he’s not quite hit the levels he did at his previous club quite yet.
And Grealish has opened up about an eventful year that saw him become the most expensive British player ever.
“I’ve got so much more to give,” he said. “It’s been so much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m still learning and adapting. I’ve heard some people take a year to adapt here so maybe it will be the same for me. I want to score more and set up more goals next year.”