Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to be drawn to reports linking Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland with the Premier League leaders.
Haaland is yet to sign a new deal at Dortmund and continues to be linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side with City termed as a possible destination.
"Since I am here, every month or two months people say we are going to sign 50 players," Guardiola said.
"Right now, listen, it's impossible that I am going to talk about some guy who is not here.
"He's a Dortmund player and we've an incredible run ahead of us. At the end of the season, it is the transfer window and many things are going to happen.
"Maybe I speak about this club needing a striker for the next five, six, seven years maybe once in the last 12 months. I'm not going to be the guy saying we are a success or not a success because we didn't have a striker."
According to The Times, Dortmund expects Haaland to sign a £500k-a-week deal with City.
Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste: on Erling Haaland deal: “I can’t say that the deal is off as you never know in football - but it’s very, very difficult”, he told @marca. 🔴🇳🇴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 18, 2022
“We won’t proceed with any deal that whould create problems to our financial situation”. pic.twitter.com/HKpRROTuJ7