Erling Haaland is assured to become a Manchester City player this week following passing a medical and the Premier League champions notifying Borussia Dortmund they will activate his release clause.
The fee is understood to be notably less than €75m (£64m) that has been broadly reported.
The agreement is anticipated to be declared unavoidably by the German club, Haaland having notified them of his wish to quit after two-and-a-half years.
Haaland will earn a basic salary of around £350,000 a week with sizeable bonuses and is assured to sign a 5 year contract.
For the Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, the deal ends his hunt for a long-term heir to the club-record goalscorer, Sergio Agüero.
This season City have played most of their games with a ‘false No 9’. This has normally been of one of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden or Bernardo Silva with Gabriel Jesus also functioning in the position sometimes.
City have scored 89 Premier League goals this season, the highest in the division, with 3 games to spare yet in important games they have missed plethora of chances, the first Champions League semi-final first leg versus Real Madrid being an epic example.
City triumphed 4-3 on the night however lost the return 3-1 to be eliminated 6-5 on aggregate.
Haaland is a determined scorer with 134 goals in 182 career features with 36 assists. There has been a concern that his gigantic physique as he is 6ft 4in – can cause injuries and he missed 26 matches for Dortmund between November 2020 and January 2022.
Nevertheless, he already has 181 senior matches and City are ensured he will be a success.
One player who is dubious to join City is Paul Pogba. He is available on a free transfer if he quits Manchester United in the close season as is predicted.