News reports said today, Monday, that the Norwegian Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland told his club that he will leave the team at the end of the season, to join Manchester City.

And the "Sky" television network and the "The Athletic" news portal reported that Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano told his counterpart in Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke, that the club would activate the penalty clause in Haaland's contract, which is worth 75 million euros.

It was not immediately possible to reach a comment from Dortmund, but Sebastian Keil, head of the German club's professional players' committee, told "Sport 1" channel yesterday that Haaland's future may be decided within days.

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A potential replacement for Haaland has already been identified, with Sebastian Keel looking forward to the club's signing of German international Karim Adeyemi from Austrian Red Bull Salzburg soon.

Haaland joined Dortmund from Salzburg in 2020 in a deal worth 20 million euros.

Media reports said that Halland's annual salary will be 30 million euros, and that his contract will extend for the next 5 years