Man City make Haaland a priority, Sterlings U-turn

As Manchester City look to retain the Premier League and secure their first UEFA Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola will be looking to add some extra firepower to his ranks.

Despite having watched his side easily dispatch Swindon Town in the FA Cup third round on Friday night, Guardiola will know that there are a lot of games left to play and nothing is won in January.

Keeping players on their toes will be a priority and replacing Ferran Torres, who left for Barcelona, will be key.

As will replacing Sergio Aguero who left for the Spanish giants last summer, with Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland the player Guardiola has honed in on the club's future striker.

Daily Star Sport has taken a look at the latest Manchester City transfer news below.

Haaland is the summer priority

Manchester City have settled on Borussia Dortmund's star striker Erling Haaland has their number one summer signing.

Having failed to secure the services of Tottenham's Harry Kane last summer, Pep Guardiola will be eager to not make it two years in a row where the club fail to bring in a marquee striker.

The Athletic have reported that the club will make it their priority to sign the Norwegian and win the race for arguable the best young striker in world football.

With a £64million release clause, City will know that every club around Europe will be looking to make a bid and that getting ahead of the queue could be the difference in bringing Haaland to the Etihad Stadium as a player or as an opponent.

The report adds that City will look to get a head start and open up talks over the next few weeks.

Who do you think Man Utd should sign in the January transfer window? Have your say in the comments below…


Sterling wants City stay

As speculation surrounding Raheem Sterling's future away from the club disappears, new reports have emerged that the English winger wants to stay.

The former Liverpool attacker has taken his game to a new level under Pep Guardiola and the Daily Mail have claimed that Sterling will now pen fresh terms at the Etihad.

The report states that City are 'confident' an agreement can be reached as Sterling and Guardiola's relationship has improved and that the player has come to terms that he will not be leaving Manchester in the January transfer window.

He had been linked with a move to Spanish sides Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Don't miss a thing with our football updates!

Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?

Well then sign up for the brilliant Daily Star football email newsletter!

From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox – don't miss a thing.

How do you sign up?

It only takes a matter of seconds.

Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article and hit 'subscribe'.

And that's it, job done. You'll receive an email with all of the top news stories every single morning.

You can find out more information on our email newsletter on this link here.

Brazilian wonderkid on radar

It's never to early to prepare for the future and Man City are ensuring that their success lasts for decades as they look to beat their rivals to 15-year-old Endrick.

Yahoo Esportes report that City have contacted Palmerias alongside Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Having scored 165 in 169 games for the club's youth sides, Endrick followed that up with two goals in the prestigious Brazilian Sao Paulo Junior Cup comprised of players under 20.

Endrick could follow compatriot Kayky to the club, though City will want to complete a deal before he signs a professional deal with Palmerias when he turns 16.

Source: Read Full Article