Manchester City favourites to land Erling Haaland?
Manchester City have moved ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign striker Erling Braut Haaland this summer.
Haaland has been an exceptional performer for Borussia Dortmund in recent years, but he is expected to leave them soon.
His £65m release clause will become active in July, and he has no plans of staying put with the Bundesliga club next term.
Chelsea and United have been linked with him in the past, but neither appear to be prioritising a move for his services.
The Blues are unlikely to spend big on another striker after the club-record signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.
Meanwhile, United's main focus lies on landing a new defensive midfielder while another central defender could be signed.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Cityzens are now regarded as the most realistic destination for Haaland.
The English champions recently landed Julian Alvarez. The Argentine will link up with the first-team squad in pre-season.
Regardless of this, they could move for Haaland. The club may not face any competition to sign him in the next transfer window.
Real Madrid have been linked lately, but they are expected to prioritise the free transfer signing of Kylian Mbappe from PSG.