EPL 2022, Manchester City make Erling Haaland offer, Robert Lewandowski, Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich, Liverpool

Two of the world’s best strikers could be set for bombshell transfers at the end of the season, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe reportedly making a U-turn and opting to stay in the French capital.

Meanwhile, Mbappe’s 36-year-old teammate Sergio Ramos has declared he wants to play at the top level for another four or five years!

Here’s all the latest transfer news from the football world.

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STAGGERING NUMBERS BEHIND CITY’S HAALAND BID

The two-horse race to sign 21-year-old striker Erling Haaland is delivering eye-watering financial figures.

Real Madrid have reportedly made the Borussia Dortmund striker their number one transfer target, now Kylian Mbappe looks likely to make a significant backflip and sign a new contract with French side PSG.

But Manchester City’s proposal to sign Haaland at the end of this season has been revealed by respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio – and it totals a whopping €295 million or $433m AUD over five years.

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Haaland has a €75 million release clause in his Dortmund contract that becomes active at the end of the season.

City are looking to trigger that clause to seal his transfer, and will offer Haaland an annual salary of €30 million ($A44m) on a five-year contract – totaling a whopping €150m. That would put him just behind Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest paid player in the world.

But perhaps the most staggering detail Di Marzio reports is that agent commissions will be in the realm of €70 million ($A103m)

That means City’s bid for the Norwegian prodigy totals €295m over five years.

Di Marzio further reported that Madrid have also already tabled a bid to Haaland.

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BARCA LEAD RACE FOR LEWA

Barcelona is leading the race to sign Polish superstar Robert Lewandowski, who is reportedly looking to leave Bayern Munich after eight years at the German giants.

According to Polish publication Interia Sport, a three-year contract agreement has already been agreed between Barcelona and the clinical striker.

Other reports have stated that negotiations are ongoing, while no transfer fee has yet been agreed with Bayern Munich who still hope to retain their top scorer.

Lewandowski’s current contract expires at the end of the 2022-23 campaign, meaning Bayern are likely to sell at the end of the current season rather than lose him on a free transfer in a year.

According to reports, the striker is also being pursued by Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

Lewandowski has amassed an impressive haul of silverware with the club, claiming the Bundesliga seven times in a row as well as the DFB-Pokal three times, a Champions League crown and the Club World Cup.

The 33-year-old is also the two-time reigning FIFA’s The Best men’s winner and was runner up to Lionel Messi in the Ballon d’Or by just 33 votes.

Including this season, Lewandowski has scored at least 40 goals in all competitions for seven straight campaigns, a remarkable record of consistency.

Robert Lewandowski could be on the move.Source: Getty Images

RAMOS WANTS FOUR MORE YEARS

Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran Spanish defender Sergio Ramos would like to play four or five more years of top-level football before retiring, according to an interview he gave to Prime Video.

The 36-year-old Ramos joined PSG in July after winning the Champions League four times with Real Madrid, the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.

“I’d like to play between four and five years at the top before moving on to a new experience,” Ramos told the Ligue 1 broadcaster.

“I’ve signed for two years here at Paris Saint-Germain and we are going to try and make that three years, one more, and then we’ll see.

“As long as I can hold out physically, I believe I can remain focused,” he said.

Since his arrival in Ligue 1 he has struggled with calf problems that saw him miss the first five months of the season.

– AFP

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