Erling Braut Haaland 'turned down Man City's first offer'

 Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland has reportedly turned down Manchester City's first bid for a big deal.


Man City are now seen as one of the top two contenders to sign the 21-year-old in the summer market, with Pep Guardiola's side facing stiff competition from Real Madrid.


Haaland is believed to have a £63m release clause in his contract with Dortmund which will activate in the summer, although the Norway international will receive a solid salary from potential suitors.

According to AS, Man City had offered the former Red Bull Salzburg star a £500,000-a-week contract but the offer was quickly rejected by Haaland's camp.


Haaland is not believed to have completely closed the door on the Premier League champions but he is waiting for a proposal from Real Madrid before making a final decision.


The report also adds that Haaland's deal with BVB does not actually include a £63m release clause and Dortmund will target a €100m (£83m) sale this summer.


Haaland scored 23 goals in as many games for Dortmund in the 2021/22 season and was spot on for Norway in Friday's 2-0 win over Slovakia.