Date: 2nd February 2022 at 2:00pm
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Manchester City made just a single signing during the January transfer window this year, landing Argentinian striker Julian Alvarez from River Plate. 

The striker joined the Citizens for a fee of around £14 million, but will be loaned straight back to the Argentine top flight side, until the end of the season at the earliest.

The signing of the 21-year-old has finally fulfilled Pep Guardiola’s long-standing wish for a goalscorer, however it appears that they have still not yet given up in their pursuit of another forward.

According to The Athletic, City will do ‘everything they can’ to lure Erling Braut Haaland away from Borussia Dortmund this summer, despite the Norwegian having reportedly already made up his mind over his future.

Haaland has scored 23 goals and 20 games so far this season

The report states that Guardiola’s side will still attempt to sign the prolific striker, who has scored 109 goals in his last 106 club matches, despite him preferring a move to Real Madrid.

The Norway international has become one of the most desirable talents in world football over the past two years and, with a release clause reportedly becoming active this summer, he is likely to spark a bidding war among Europe’s biggest clubs.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona have already been heavily linked with Haaland, but it now appears that the youngster has his sights set on a move to Real Madrid.

City failed last summer in attempts to sign both Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Guardiola’s side have not struggled without attacking reinforcements so far this term and currently lead the Premier League by nine points.

Haaland’s release clause is believed to be around £62.5 million, a price tag which will undoubtedly attract yet more potential suitors in the coming months.

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