Man City reject loan offers for Julian Alvarez with Guardiola to release whizkid and Haaland to Prem defenses next season

MANCHESTER CITY are ready to release Erling Haaland AND Julian Alvarez to the Premier League next season.

Pep Guardiola’s champions have scored more than any top side in Europe this season – netting 150 goals in all competitions.


Erling Haaland will add firepower to Manchester City’s arsenal this summerCredit: Reuters
Julian Alvarez is also set to go wild in the Premier League next season


Julian Alvarez is also set to go wild in the Premier League next seasonCredit: AFP

But the Catalan manager still plans to shake things up for his latest bid for the upcoming silverware campaign with two new faces.

Norwegian superstar Haaland was at the Etihad campus on Wednesday to put the finishing touches on his £51.4million move from Borussia Dortmund.

And he will be joined in pre-season training by River Plate Argentina international Alvarez.

Guardiola will take a look at the 22-year-old striker, who is considered one of South America’s hottest prospects.

He was snapped up for £14m on transfer deadline day in January but was allowed to stay with his current club until the summer.

According to City chief executive Ferran Soriano, several clubs have already asked to loan the player out next season.

However, he says the current plan is for him to stay and make the Etihad first-team next season.

Soriano said: “We have received many offers from clubs to loan out Julian Alvarez – but he won’t leave.

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“He will do pre-season with us and I think he will stay. Barcelona weren’t among those who were interested.

Alvarez enjoyed a prolific season in his native country, scoring 26 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.

His arrival – along with Haaland – could spell bad news for any of the three forwards entering the final 12 months of their Etihad contracts.

Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez are all waiting to see if City will offer them new offers or listen to offers for them this summer.

Brazilian star Jesus, 25, looks the most likely to make way in pre-season, with Arsenal and Tottenham among a host of clubs chasing his signature.

Any extra money raised will likely be spent on bolstering other areas in Guardiola’s side.

Soriano confirmed earlier this week that the champions will be looking to bring in a central midfielder this summer to replace 37-year-old Fernandinho.

City have ruled out the transfers of Frenkie de Jong to Barca and West Ham talisman Declan Rice.

But Guardiola remains keen to secure a deal for Leeds kingpin Kalvin Phillips.

However, that decision for the England man will now be more difficult after his club avoided the dreaded crash on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season.

Striker Haaland has spent the last two days in Manchester and also visited his new team at City Football Academy yesterday.

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