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Erling Haaland and Manchester City plot showdown talks to decide long-term future amid Real Madrid interest

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Manchester City and the representatives of Erling Haaland – as well as the player himself – are plotting talks over the striker’s contract at the Etihad Stadium.

The Norway international – who joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022 – has been an instant hit with supporters and fellow Manchester City teammates following a record-breaking start to life at the Etihad Stadium.

However, with immediate success and the maintaining of his unbeatable goalscoring record comes a consistent level of interest from potential suitors across Europe, namely Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are continuing to seek an all-conquering squad under the coaching of manager Carlo Ancelotti, with England superstar Jude Bellingham inspiring some level of rebuild in the Spanish capital.

Manchester City are showing no signs of moving with regards to their stance of not wanting to sell Erling Haaland under any circumstances, and the latest development regarding the future of the superstar striker aligns with that view.

As per the information of Manchester City insider ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ on X, it is both Erling Haaland and the Premier League champions’ intention to ‘sit down and agree’ at least a 12-month extension to his current contractual agreement during the upcoming summer.

As part of a renewed deal between all parties, it is explained that Erling Haaland would also see a wage increase. However, and unfortunately for City supporters, a new agreement would also see a higher release clause included, believed to be around €175 million euros at present.

The report does however reveal that one release clause was removed when Pep Guardiola renewed his Manchester City contract in the Autumn of 2022, while the other clause is a ‘straight-forward price trigger’.

Haaland is currently contracted to Manchester City until the summer of 2027, and any renewal would likely see his deal run until 2028 at the very earliest, making him one of the longest contracted players at the club at present.

Alongside their battle to retain the services of Erling Haaland, Manchester City also continue to retain a clear intention to keep Julian Alvarez, with reports from within Europe suggesting that the Argentine could be of interest to some clubs hoping to take advantage of his situation in battling the Norwegian for game time.

On the contract front, Manchester City are also hoping to secure new long-term deals for Stefan Ortega Moreno, Micah Hamilton, and Oscar Bobb following their respective exemplary showings in training and first-team action.

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