Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the club could break its transfer record and spend over 100 million pounds ($139 million) on a player, amid speculation over the future of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

With Sergio Aguero leaving the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, City has been linked with Haaland in British media reports and Guardiola will get a closer look at him on the pitch in Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg.

Haaland fits the bill as Aguero’s replacement at Man City

Although City has been the biggest spender in Europe over the last decade, it is yet to buy a player for a world record amount and its highest fee paid is 64 million pounds for Ruben Dias to Benfica in September.

Guardiola last week described the prospect of another record breaking transfer in the close season as “impossible”, though on Monday he softened that…

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