The Reds must soon tackle an ageing strike-force, while the Blues effectively have no strike-force at all after Sergio Aguero left without replacement.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, used to play for City in the early-2000s, which could be something Pep Guardiola’s side use to their advantage.
If Laporta sticks to his guns, Barca could also be right in the mix, although it remains to be seen whether their chaotic summer would be enough to put Haaland off the idea.
Real Madrid have always been there or there abouts, but the inevitable signing of Kylian Mbappe from PSG could yet price them out of a deal.
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