Manchester City will ‘consider’ a summer approach for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane this summer if they fail to land primary target Erling Haaland in their quest for a new striker.

All-time top scorer Sergio Aguero will leave City when his contract expires in three months, ending his decade-long stay in Manchester and making finding a new ‘number nine’ in the transfer market even more crucial ahead of next season.

City had already decided that a new striker is their greatest priority this year, even before putting together any sort of offer for unsettled Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Reports from Spain today suggest City have now accepted Messi will renew with his current club.

Haaland is the player they have identified as the ideal signing in that pursuit and 90min has previously revealed that City consider themselves favourites for the Norwegian prodigy, whose father was at the club in the early 2000s until injury ended his career prematurely.

City officials have been in touch with the Haaland camp since the youngster’s early days playing in Norway, before a whirlwind rise with Red Bull Salzburg and now Borussia Dortmund. Continue reading

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