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Man City suffers blow in pursuit of Erling Haaland


According to reports in Spain, Borussia Dortmund attacker Erling Haaland has turned down a lucrative offer from Manchester City and will continue to wait for Real Madrid. Haaland is likely to depart Dortmund this summer, and a €75 million release clause means the German club will be unable to stop him.

Several clubs are interested in signing the forward, but only Manchester City and Real Madrid remain in contention. Pep Guardiola wants Haaland to join Manchester City next season, and the club is working hard to make that happen.

However, according to Spanish sports daily AS, the attacker has turned down a first big-money offer from Manchester City. The Premier League champions approached him with a contract offer worth €600,000 a week, but the forward turned it down.

Manchester City would almost certainly counter-offer, and the refusal does not knock them out of the contest. However, Haaland prefers to join Real Madrid and is waiting for a bid from the Spanish giants.

His father and the striker’s agent, Mino Raiola, have been lobbying for a move to Manchester City. Haaland, on the other hand, dreams of playing for Real Madrid this summer, with Manchester City still his second choice.

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