Pep Guardiola issued a coy response when requested about stories linking Manchester City with Erling Haaland.
The City boss refused to touch upon the most recent stories linking Leeds-born Haaland with a transfer to the Etihad Stadium this summer season.
According to numerous stories, City have agreed a five-year deal for the 21-year-old, which is able to see the the Norway worldwide pocket an eye-watering £500,000-a-week and make him the Premier League’s highest-paid participant.
City are within the hunt for a centre-forward, and have earmarked objective machine Haaland, who has a launch clause of £63million.
But forward of City’s Premier League conflict in opposition to Brighton on Wednesday night time, Guardiola rubbished claims a deal for Haaland had already been carried out.
Guardiola stated: “No answer to your question. I have other things in my head rather than what is going to happen next season.”
Asked whether or not City have been focusing on a striker for subsequent season, Guardiola replied: “We are playing with a good striker this season. We don’t know what is going to happen in the future.”
Guardiola added: “For many years I never talk about transfer windows especially when we have incredible things to play for this season.”
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Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl lately denied stories urged a deal for the striker to affix City is already in place.
Haaland scored twice in Dortmund’s 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg final weekend, taking his objective tally to for the season to 33 in 31 appearances for membership and nation this season.
The participant’s agent, Mino Raiola, would earn an enormous bonus together with the participant’s father, former City midfielder Alf-Inge ought to he transfer to the Etihad Stadium.
Any deal might come near the £100m mark, however would supply City with a centre-forward possibility, having beforehand missed out on Tottenham’s Harry Kane final summer season.
Haaland is again in motion when Dortmund journey to the Allianz Arena to tackle arch-rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday.
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