Manchester City are confident they can complete the signing of Erling Haaland this summer.
The Premier League leaders are in the market for a marque new striker after telling record goal scorer Sergio Agüero that his contract at the Emirates will not be renewed.
And the 20-year-old Norwegian is top of their wish list having scored 49 goals in as many games for Borussia Dortmund since joining them last January.
With Agüero frequently absent due to a combination of illness and injury, and Gabriel Jesus not always trusted by Pep Guardiola, City have often played without a recognised striker this season. However, they recognise that is not a sustainable proposition for a club that wants to challenge for trophies on all fronts.
Haaland will not come cheap and they may have to pay a British record in excess of £100 for him, but they are probably the one Premier League club that can afford to pay such a fee.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.