Premier League champions Manchester City have joined City rivals Manchester United in the race to sign goalscoring machine Erling Haaland.

This is according to the latest reports in the British media.

Erling Haaland plays his club football for Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at the moment.

He has been in fantastic form for Red Bull Salzburg with a return of 18 goals in 11 games.

Erling Haaland was formerly on the payroll of Norwegian top flight side Molde.

The Norwegian international was watched by scouts from Premier League champions Manchester City during a Champions League game.

Manchester City scouts were in attendance to run the rule over the player during the Champions League match between Liverpool and Red Bull Salzburg.

He ended on the losing side as his Red Bull Salzburg side suffered a slim 4-3 loss to the reigning European champions.

That Liverpool game was on Matchday Two and Erling Haaland scored one of the goals for Red Bull Salzburg as they recovered from three goals down to level scores at 3-3 before Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah scored for the second time in the game to give the Reds victory and the three points at stake.

Haaland scored three goals against Genk FC of Belgium on Matchday One.


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