Published 23:55, 18 April 2022 BST
| Last updated 00:16, 19 April 2022 BST
Manchester City have agreed personal terms with representative Erling Haaland ahead of his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.
Despite the terms of release being made public, Dortmund is said to have been hoping Haaland will wait another year.
Haaland joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020 and has scored 82 goals in just 85 appearances for the club.
He scored twice in the final game in a 6-1 draw against Wolfsburg on Saturday.
The father of Norwegian international player Alf Inge spent three years in Manchester City between 2000 and 2003 and is thought to have been involved in the negotiations.
City has operated without an orthodox striker this season following the departure of club hero Sergio Aguero last summer.
Manager Pep Guardiola is keen to sign Harry Kane, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not let him graduate England captain.
Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus are among the players to fill the gap this season.
Guardiola was asked for a bid for Haaland last month but has been tightly wound.
“Ever since I came here, every month or two people said we were going to sign 50 players,” Guardiola told reporters in Eurosport.
“Now, listen, it’s impossible for me to talk about a guy who isn’t here. He’s a Dortmund player and we have an amazing game ahead of us.
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“At the end of the season, it’s the transfer window, a lot of things can happen.”
Manchester City are still in a fierce race for the Premier League title with Liverpool but have missed out on the striker’s advantage in the match.
If Haaland signs the proposed deal, it will go ahead of current winner Kevin De Bruyne, who earns about £ 385,000 a week at Etihad Stadium.
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