ERLING HAALAND is expected to ask for a release clause to be written into his contract if he moves clubs this summer.
Manchester City are in pole position to land the Norwegian strike ace at the end of the season.
Haaland’s deal at Borussia Dortmund stipulates it will cost interested clubs a knockdown £64million to land him this summer.
And his agent Mino Raiola is likely to request a similar clause is inserted if he does move to a new club during the close season.
Haaland does not turn 22 until the summer and wants to keep his options open for the remainder of his career.
He already owns a property in Spain and his wish to play there at some stage is well known.
But whether that is next season or in a few years time remains to be seen.
Spanish clubs tend to insert release clauses into the contracts of their star signings.
But it is a practice less common in England.
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Madrid will focus on landing Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint Germain.
And they are looking to see if they can rival City for Haaland’s signature.
As SunSport reported on Tuesday, there is still a feeling that he could be tempted by a move to Spain over City if a suitable offer comes in.
So while the English champs have the finances in place to do the deal, they still have work to do to get their man.