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Reports: Manchester City offering Erling Haaland €35m per season

The latest from German source SPORT1 has revealed the amount Manchester City have tabled for Erling Haaland before tax in an article discussing Bayern Munich's position on potentially signing the Borussia Dortmund talisman as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

 

Journalists Kerry Hau and Patrick Berger report that the Premier League champions are offering the Norway international a gross (before tax) salary of €35million per season, which works out to roughly €637,000 per week, while Bayern Munich have internally agreed on a gross salary cap of €25million for the player.


The SPORT1 journalists claim that Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Khan – Bayern sporting director and CEO, respectively – are observing the situation surrounding the Nord but are not willing to pay the total package of up to €300million, which factors in the transfer fee, salary for five years, and Team Haaland commissions.


Needless to say, the Bundesliga champions appear to have nothing other than an outsider's chance for the forward's signature – and while a dispute ensues between Lewandowski and Bayern over the striker's expiring contract, it is said senior figures in Munich want to keep the Pole at the club beyond 2023.

With regard to Pep Guardiola's side, we have recently covered reports from Berger claiming that the Blues had offered close to Team Haaland's demands of €25million net (after-tax) per season, as well as an exclusive report in the Mail from Mike Keegan suggesting the club were ready to make Haaland the highest-paid player in the Premier League with a salary in excess of £500,000 per week.


Based on reputable journalists across the continent, we are fast approaching a final decision from the Norwegian, with Real Madrid thought to be the Blues' main competitor for the signing. City clearly have their ducks in order to land the serial goalscorer, but we'll be made to wait for the final decision.

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Written by: @NA1907_


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