Real Madrid will look to sign Manchester City striker Erling Braut Haaland in the summer, reports the Independent.
The La Liga club want to sign young and proven talents ahead of next season with their ageing squad struggling.
Madrid want a replacement for 35-year-old Karim Benzema, and Haaland fits the bill.
Los Blancos were looking to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe, but appear to have moved on.
The Frenchman was linked with a move to Madrid last summer but opted to remain with the Ligue 1 club.
The Spanish club are planning to test Man City’s resolve after Haaland hit the ground running in England.
The Norwegian international joined the Etihad Stadium club last summer and has blown everyone away.
Haaland has bagged 27 goals and five assists in 25 Premier League games. The 22-year-old also has six goals in nine games across other competitions.
He is happy at Man City but a move to Madrid could be appealing given their Champions League pedigree.
Pep Guardiola’s side have long dreamt of winning Europe’s elite competition and will hope to go far this term.
Haaland penned a five-year contract with Man City when he joined from Borussia Dortmund.
However, his agent Rafaela Pimenta recently claimed Madrid are a ‘dreamland for the players’.
The Premier League reigning champions will do all they can to hold on to the Norwegian for as long as possible.
Nevertheless, Madrid will look to tempt them with an offer in the summer and will return in 2024 if they fail.
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