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Erling Haaland Rejects €600K-Per-Week Manchester City Offer Amid Real Madrid and Barcelona Interest

Borussia Dortmund talisman Erling Haaland declined a sensational offer made by Manchester City last week, according to a new report, which would have taken the Norwegian's net annual salary to around €27-28 million.

A flurry of reports from several sources based in England and Germany over the past week have deemed Manchester City to be the frontrunners in the race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund when the 21-year-old's release clause worth £63 million gets activated this summer.

While Barcelona and Real Madrid have both been credited with an interest in the Norway international, it has been reported recently that the Premier League champions have a deal reaching £100 million in place to sign the striker ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

It was reported this week that Haaland - while yet to make a concrete decision on his next club - is keen to progress further in his career and is keen to avoid agreeing to the most lucrative financial offer on the table.

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Several figures in the Real Madrid boardroom have been led to believe that City are closing in on the signing of the Borussia Dortmund forward and have made the better financial offer to secure the Norwegian's signature ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

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However, Borussia Dortmund head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl recently rubbished such claims by stating that there is not precise date or time for Haaland to make a decision on his future despite reports in recent weeks.

While there are figures within Haaland's camp who are favouring a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona, the forward - whose father played for City - has strong ties to the club he supported as a kid, which could see him heading to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

It is also worth noting that although super agent Mino Raiola will play a key role in lining up a deal for Haaland, the striker and his father, Alf-Inge, are driving his next move and are likely to have the final say in where the former Red Bull Salzburg man plays next season.

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