MANCHESTER CITY could land Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi and Jack Grealish this summer, according to sensational reports.
Pep Guardiola’s side are running away with the Premier League title – the Citizens lead second-place Manchester United by 14 points ahead of Sunday’s derby.
Norwegian striker Erling Haaland could arrive at Man City from Borussia DortmundCredit: Getty Images – Getty
City are hoping to reunite Lionel Messi with old boss Pep GuardiolaCredit: Rex Features
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has been linked with City and said his favourite player is Kevin De BruyneCredit: AFP
And the club’s star-studded squad is only set to get better with a phenomenal triple swoop on the cards.
The Mail reports suggestions Norwegian hot-shot Haaland, 20, is destined for City have come from ‘some credible sources.’
And with Messi, 33, out of contract this summer, the club appear poised to land the Argentine at the second time of asking with the report stating the ‘conversation is not yet closed’.
Reports this week linked Aston Villa skipper Grealish, 25, with a move to the Etihad and again that appears to have come from ‘good sources’.
Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland is Europe’s hottest property after bagging 43 goals in 45 games since joining the Germans from RB Salzburg in January 2020.
Chelsea were told they have ‘no chance’ of signing the £150million forward but that doesn’t appear to have put the Stamford Bridge brass off.
City were named alongside United as one of six clubs on the youngster’s shortlist for his next step.
Haaland’s dad Alf Inge played for City between 2000 and 2003 which could help swing a deal.
Haaland senior never played another full 90 minutes after Roy Keane scythed him down in the Manchester derby 20 years ago and ex-FA chief David Bernstein thinks it’s ‘appalling’ the Irishman is still involved in football.
SunSport exclusively revealed City would slash the bumper package on the table to sign Lionel Messi by £170million – from what they had considered proposing in August.
City had looked at putting a £606m five-year playing deal plus commercial add-ons on the table for the Barcelona star when they were linked to signing him last summer after he handed in a transfer request.
But SunSport understands they would now come up with a new package which would be worth a reduced £433m should a deal be brokered for him to sign on a free transfer this summer.
England ace Grealish was heavily linked with a move to United last summer but stayed loyal to boyhood side Villa by penning a new £100,000-a-week five-year deal in the Midlands.
Links with Old Trafford have persisted and this week Grealish cheekily quipped Solskjaer’s side don’t need him with Bruno Fernandes pulling the strings.
Grealish also heaped praise on City star Kevin De Bruyne, calling him his ‘favourite player’ in an interview for adidas – hinting he may relish the chance to play alongside the Belgian.
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