With City looking for a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero, Haaland has been linked with a move to Manchester, but it is Chelsea who may be a more attractive option.
“Of all the teams who are in for Erling Haaland, Chelsea are the ones who need him most,” Merson wrote in the Daily Star.
“They have always been successful with someone who has a presence up front and Haaland has that. He’s going to score bundles wherever he goes.
“And if you buy him this summer, you still have the prospect of being able to sell him for a profit later down the line because of his age. I’m not sure he’s such a good fit for Manchester City, where he probably wouldn’t play as much.
“But for whoever gets him, it will be worth it. He puts up numbers and he keeps on doing it. Whoever signs him will have a chance of winning the league.”