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Erling Haaland’s 63m move to Man City is set to be announced this week

Erling Haaland’s £63million transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City is set to be announced later this week. The Norwegian striker, 21, will link up with Pep Guardiola’s squad for the beginning of pre-season after City paid the release clause in his Dortmund contract.

Last month, City had agreed terms with Haaland’s representatives and he will become the Premier League’s highest-paid player on more than £500,000-a-week, signing a five-year contract. Negotiations between City and Dortmund have been conducted smoothly and the Bundesliga club are expecting confirmation that the £63m fee will be paid to activate his release.

Haaland is one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football and has netted 85 times in 88 appearances for Dortmund during two-and-a-half years there.

He has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months but has opted for the reigning English champions. His father, Alf-Inge Haaland, spent three seasons at Manchester City during his playing career.

Haaland is one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football and has netted 85 times in 88 appearances for Dortmund during two-and-a-half years there.

He has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months but has opted for the reigning English champions.

His father, Alf-Inge Haaland, spent three seasons at Manchester City during his playing career. Once the season ends, Haaland is set to play four UEFA Nations League matches for Norway during June. Guardiola’s side will only be strengthened by the signing of an out-and-out centre forward who reliably scores goals, something they lack at present.

City failed in an attempt to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham last summer, with the club balking at the £150m price tag imposed by Daniel Levy. The move showed, however, that Guardiola felt he needed a world-class striker in his side.

City have once again failed in the Champions League, losing dramatically to Real Madrid in last week’s semi-final, but they are on course to win a fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

They moved three points clear of title rivals Liverpool at the weekend with a 5-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday, hours after the Reds were held at home by Tottenham.

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