ERLING HAALAND and Harry Kane are just two names on Manchester City’s four-man shortlist to replace Sergio Aguero in the summer.
The Citizens legend will depart the Etihad after ten trophy-laden years when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is believed to be a summer target for Manchester CityCredit: Getty
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is another potential option to replace Sergio Aguero at the EtihadCredit: AFP
SunSport understands the 32-year-old is close to agreeing a deal to join Barcelona, though he may be forced into taking a £100,000-a-week cut from the £250k-a-week wages he currently earns.
Pep Guardiola has been tasked with finding the perfect replacement for the Argentine marksman to compete with Gabriel Jesus up top.
And according to The Times, the Spaniard will be backed in his pursuit of a new centre-forward, with four players being indentified.
Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland is claimed to be on City’s shortlist following another superb season in Germany.
The 20-year-old banged in a double against RB Leipzig on Thursday to help BVB win the German Cup to bring up an astonishing 39 goals for the campaign.
Haaland boasts a release clause of £65million that can be triggered next year, with Dortmund seeking £130m to sell him this summer.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane is another option, though the England skipper is likely to cost in the region of £150m.
It is believed that City will only make a move for the 27-year-old should Guardiola demand the ex-Leyton Orient loanee’s signing.
The other two players on City’s radar are said to be Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva.
Martinez has been instrumental in helping Inter win their first Serie A title since 2010 having fired in 16 goals in 36 Italian top-flight matches.
And Silva has also enjoyed a fruitful campaign for the Bundesliga outfit, having found the back of the net 25 times in 30 league outings.
Both Martinez and Silva would prove to be cheaper alternatives to Haaland and Kane.
City are also in advanced talks to sign Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes as Guardiola looks to bolster his backline.
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