Manchester City Lead Chelsea and Real Madrid in Chase for Erling Haaland as Manchester United Drop Out of Running

By Amreen
Manchester City reportedly lead the race to sign Erling Haaland in the summer
Manchester City reportedly lead the race to sign Erling Haaland in the summer / Lars Baron/Getty Images

Manchester City are reportedly leading the race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer, ahead of Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester United, who were also keen on landing the prolific striker.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were leading the race to sign Haaland last January, but the former Red Bull Salzburg player decided to make a £19.5million move to Dortmund instead. City, Real Madrid, and Chelsea are also interested in signing the 20-year-old, and according to the Daily Mail, United are reluctant to enter into a bidding war for the Norwegian.

The report also states that the Red Devils are apprehensive about dealing with the player's agent, Mino Raiola, and his father, Alf-Inge Haaland, who spent three years playing for City in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's side have reportedly already made contact with Haaland, but Chelsea are looking to pull off a major coup by signing him when the transfer window opens. However, German news outlet Sport BILD has claimed that the West Londoners have 'no chance' of being able to capture him.

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick also added fat to the fire in recent weeks, when he refused to rule out a move for Haaland. Asked about the possibility of Haaland replacing Robert Lewandowski, he told Sky Germany: "Very, very much is possible in life. Nothing can be ruled out, but that is a long way off. He has a long-term contract in Dortmund and is an option for many top clubs."

Earlier this week, Haaland became the youngest player in the Champions League to rack up 20 goals, as he hit the landmark in just 14 matches.