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Man City set for first meeting with Haaland as club ‘lead race’ for striker

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could be set to hold talks with Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland, and lead the race for another young striker according to reports

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Manchester City are set for their first formal meeting with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, it has been reported.

Pep Guardiola is still yet to replace former City forward Sergio Aguero following his transfer to Barcelona last summer.

The club failed in a bid for Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane last summer and are now said to be hoping to secure a move for Haaland.

It comes amid reports that City “lead the race” for Queens Park Rangers striker Sinclair Armstrong and details of their “strong interest” in Declan Rice were revealed.

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Erling Haaland is expected to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer

City “lead race” for striker

Manchester City “lead the race” for Queens Park Rangers striker Sinclair Armstrong, it has been claimed.

GOAL reports that City “are looking to poach the Ireland Under-19 international” and want to farm him out on loan to one of their other City Football Group clubs to help his development.

The report adds that Armstrong, 18, has been on the radar of some of Europe’s biggest clubs since making his professional debut for Shamrock Rovers when he was just 17.

“Strong interest” in Rice

Manchester City retain a “strong interest” in West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice, it has been reported.

The Telegraph reports that while Manchester United have been linked with a £100m move for the England international, City and Chelsea also hold a “strong interest” in the player.

The club have previously been linked with a move for Rice as a replacement for club stalwart Fernandinho, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

It is claimed Rice is one of the players that City could target in the summer transfer window.

Haaland “set for talks”

Manchester City will “hold talks” with Erling Haaland’s representatives on January 23, according to reports.

Sports Illustrated claims City will hold the “first formal meeting” with Erling Haaland, the player’s dad Alf-Inge Haaland and agent Mino Raiola.

The report adds that City are the ‘only English club’ to have booked in talks with Haaland so far.

The Norwegian striker is expected to leave Dortmund this summer when a release clause kicks into his contract, and he’s been linked with Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea as well as Spanish sides Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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