The battle for Erling Haaland’s signature is said to have narrowed down to a two-horse race.
Manchester United are said to have run out of time to acquire the 21-year-old idol this summer.
And Chelsea’s interest is said to be waning as club directors remain hopeful Romelu Lukaku’s £97.5m signing will be good.
International Norway Haaland is one of the hottest properties in world football after scoring 80 goals in just 79 appearances for the Bundesliga side.
The player himself is said to be in favor of a move to the Bernabeu and Real think they have enough money to bring him in.
He may have a salary of around £30m a year but the LaLiga leaders are preparing to move a host of stars – including Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo – off their books to free up cash.
City can easily afford such sums and are still looking for a striker after failing to bring in England captain Harry Kane last summer.
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The Premier League champions also know the opportunity to work with manager Pep Guardiola is a factor in their favor.
Haaland wants trophies and City are top contenders to win the Champions League this season – and continue to do so for the next 2-3 years.
Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich could be an option if they lose the Robert Lewandowski amulet this summer.
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