Manchester City’s move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland could be confirmed as early as this week.
It is understood that personal terms have been agreed and City only need to trigger the €75 million (£63m/$81m) release clause.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were all linked with the Norwegian international but he will move to the Manchester side, where his father Alfie played in the early 2000s.
Haaland will sign a five-year contract that will make him one of the top earners at the club alongside key players such as Kevin De Bruyne.
It has been reported that the 21-year-old missed training on Monday for a medical in Belgium, with the move set to be confirmed soon.
If his departure is announced this week, it will give Haaland the opportunity to say his goodbyes to Dortmund fans after the club’s final home game of the season against Hertha Berlin.
So far, the Premier League champions have given no confirmation of a deal and Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn on transfer matters when asked about players from other clubs.
“I don’t have the concern or this business in my head right now to think about what is going to happen in this club next season,” he said when asked about a move for the striker last month.