Date: 20th March 2023 at 6:47pm
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Manchester City will face Championship side Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals next month following The Blades’ 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers. 

Pep Guardiola’s side progressed past Burnley on Saturday, beating the second tier leaders 6-0 at The Etihad.

Erling Haaland netted his second hat-trick in five days, while Julian Alvarez grabbed a brace and Cole Palmer was also on the scoresheet for The Citizens.

Haaland’s treble took him to a remarkable 42 goals so far this season across all competitions, and it now appears that City are looking to alter the striker’s contract.

As per 90min, the Premier League champions are looking to remove the release clause in Haaland’s current contract.

It is claimed that the release clause included in Haaland’s contract was initially tied to the future of manager Pep Guardiola, who penned a new deal in November that will keep him in Manchester until 2025.

That extension triggered a change in Haaland’s contract, with the forward’s release clause now believed to stand at around £175 million.

Haaland has scored five goals in his last two matches across all competitions

Despite this, it appears that City are looking to remove the clause completely, with the report claiming that City are prepared to discuss a new deal with the player.

It is suggested that City will look to remove the clause and also offer the 22-year-old a new deal which would likely include improved terms.

Haaland remains the subject of interest from several clubs across Europe including Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Since moving to Manchester last summer Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm, scoring 28 goals in 26 matches.

He has netted no fewer than six hat-tricks across all competitions, including a remarkable five-goal haul during City’s 7-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League last week.

The player’s current deal, which he signed when joining City last summer, is due to run until 2025, and it remains unclear whether or not the Norway international would be open to extending his contract.

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