Man City chairman brags about Erling Haaland, says he’s “best No.9 in the world at the right age”

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the Premier League champions had invested in the “best No. 9 in the world at the right age” in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

“Haaland, from his early days in Norway and then moving on to Dortmund, has been on our radar for at least four or five years,” Al Mubarak said in an interview on City’s website.

“He is a very, very unique, incredibly talented striker that I think the whole world has been looking at. I would say every big team in the world wanted [him] to join and we’re absolutely delighted that Haaland chose to join Manchester City.”

The 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals in 24 Bundesliga games in the past season will become a City player on July 1 for a €60m fee, but he won’t be the last new arrival at the club.

“I can confirm that there will be more players coming in. We are looking to strengthen the team in the areas that we need strengthening,” Al Mubarak said. “As you know, every season some players leave, and then we have to continuously refresh the team. Again, we will always look at improving and strengthening.

“I think we’ve made two very important additions already, but I anticipate we’ll be doing a couple more. We’ll try to go as fast as we can, but you know how the market goes — it’s not always entirely in our control.”

Maurizio Sarri set to battle Manchester United for Chelsea star

Lazio could duel Manchester United for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The ten-cap England star, 26, has revived his Blues’ career this season under Thomas Tuchel.

But new United boss Erik ten Hag has been linked with a move.

And Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport says ex-Blues’ chief Maurizio Sarri is ready to rev up his interest in a reunion with Loftus-Cheek, who might cost at least £17million.