Manchester City are closing in one of the most coveted players in world football.

Erling Haaland has instructed his representatives to move ahead with a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City this summer, according to The Athletic's David Ornstein. It's understood initial personal terms have already been agreed upon between the striker's representatives and the reigning Premier League champions.

The 21-year-old is widely believed to be available for a release clause of €75 million at the end of the season.