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Dortmund chief steers Man City target Haaland towards dream Prem match-up and raves at deal cost

Erling Haaland and Manchester City would prove the perfect fit and a summer transfer is very much possible, according to a Borussia Dortmund advisor.

Haaland will once again head into the end-of-season window as one of its key figures. The Norwegian has enjoyed another fantastic season in front of goal, despite recurring injury problems.

In fact, his record of 16 goals in 15 Bundesliga games is a sign of his desire to find the net. Haaland has long had links with a move to the Premier League.

Last summer, Chelsea eyed him up before signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Man City did not end up signing Harry Kane and so their focus on a new striker and Haaland has grown. Barcelona also fancy themselves as contenders, but they must navigate their financial troubles to structure a deal.

City are reportedly the frontrunners for Haaland. Indeed, they are reportedly closing in on a deal for the striker. The package will be worth over £100million, despite Haaland’s release clause standing at only £63million.

And Dortmund advisor Matthias Sammer has insisted that the 21-year-old and City are the perfect match.

Sammer, who was sporting director at Bayern Munich while Guardiola was manager there, told Amazon Prime: “They will both benefit from each other. Because Pep, of course – I was able to experience him for three years – has a certain idea.

“I can also imagine dealing with a centre-forward, no question. But he will also have to learn from the centre-forward.”

Sammer was speaking while working as a pundit on Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Asked if City could sign Haaland, he said: “I don’t know, I was fully focused on this match.

“I didn’t hear anything today, yesterday, the day before yesterday. I know City is after him.

“The numbers – I had whiplash! I passed out. My wife picked me up again. Accordingly, it is possible.”

Haaland career could change this summer

Reports have claimed that Dortmund want to increase Haaland’s release clause in a bid to keep him at the club for an extra year.

But even if they do, money could ultimately talk.

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