Real Madrid have launched a new charm offensive to snatch Norwegian striker Erling Haaland out of the clutches of Manchester City.

The Spanish giants had made Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe their main transfer target, but he is now expected to perform a U-turn and sign a new contract with the French club.

And while Haaland has always been on Madrid’s radar, losing out on Mbappe has prompted them to crank up their efforts to beat City to the Borussia Dortmund forward’s signature.