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Erling Haaland: Pep Guardiola remains tight-lipped on £63m move to Man City

Pep Guardiola remains tight-lipped on Erling Haaland’s £63m move from Borussia Dortmund this summer as he says ‘I’d love to talk’ but has been told by both Man City and German club to wait until the deal is ‘completely done’

Pep Guardiola wanted to speak about Erling Haaland’s impending arrival at Manchester City but was thwarted by legal formalities.

Haaland is currently sealing a move to the Etihad Stadium from Borussia Dortmund ahead of next season.

The 21-year-old underwent medical tests in Brussels on Monday afternoon before confirmation of the deal, expected before the weekend.

City boss Pep Guardiola was forced to keep quiet about the £63million transfer

Erling Haaland’s (L) £63m transfer to Pep Guardiola’s (R) Man City is due to happen this week

You heard it here first: Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan and Craig Hope broke the news of City's deal for Haaland back on March 11 of this year

You heard it here first: Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan and Craig Hope broke the news of City’s deal for Haaland back on March 11 of this year

‘Everybody knows the situation but I should not talk because I don’t like to talk about the future,’ Guardiola said.

‘Dortmund and Man City have told me I can’t say anything until the deal is completely done. I would love to talk but I can’t.

‘They said don’t say anything due to the legal actions. We’ll have time to talk about it, it’s not that I don’t want to.’

Sportsmail understands a deal between City and Haaland’s camp was completed last week, with the Norway international expected to earn around £400,000 a week.

Formalities are still to be sorted but it is anticipated that Haaland’s impending move to the Etihad Stadium will be confirmed over the next week.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed the news of City’s deal for Haaland back on March 11. 

Having scored 85 goals in 88 appearances, Haaland will bid farewell to the Dortmund supporters after their final Bundesliga game of the season against Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Norway international Haaland, 21, is one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football

His arrival will provide a major boost to Pep Guardiola's attacking options at Manchester City

Norway international Haaland, 21, is one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football and his arrival will provide a major boost to Pep Guardiola’s attacking options at Manchester City

Securing his services ahead of Real Madrid before the summer represents a major boost for City, who will turn their attention towards a central midfielder.

City require seven points from their remaining three matches to lift a fourth title in five years without the need for Liverpool to slip up.

Guardiola takes his side to Wolves on Wednesday, having taken four points from three games at Molineux during his time in charge.

‘[Winning] this final gives us the opportunity to arrive with destiny in our hands, it’s massively important,’ he added. ‘Always Wolves have been one of the toughest opponents we face for many reasons.

‘We are proud what we are doing and what we will do in the future. Hopefully we can do it in the future.

‘We know it’s so impressive – especially in the Premier league, everyone knows how difficult it is.

‘Both teams have done impressive seasons, both teams – we know what we have to do.’

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