Manchester City have reportedly identified Erling Haaland as the replacement for club legend Sergio Aguero at the end of the Premier League season.
The Borussia Dortmund wonderkid is widely considered as one of the brightest talents in world football after netting 29 goals in 27 games for Red Bull Salzburg before his €20-million transfer to the Bundesliga side.
With 38 goals and six assists in his first 39 games for Dortmund, his status as one of the most in-demand talents in Europe has sky-rocketed.
According to the English publication, the Mirror, City are now preparing to activate his €70-million release clause at the end of the season as Aguero looks to end his iconic stint at the Etihad.
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The Citizens club-record scorer joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011 in a reported €40-million switch and has since helped them win 13 major titles.
Overall, the four-time Premier League winner has found the net 256 times in 379 games but the report indicates he's being lined up for a return to his native Argentina after a decade of glittering success in England.
It's been suggested Haaland could be offered to become the highest-paid player under manager Pep Guardiola with a £400,000-a-week deal set to be offered to lure him away from Germany.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in his services at present but it's unclear whether the Norway international is interested in leaving the German outfit yet.