Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says “everyone knows the situation” regarding the club’s move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
The 21-year-old striker’s £63m transfer from the Bundesliga side is understood to be close to completion.
Sources in Germany have told BBC Sport the deal is agreed.
“Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have told me I am not allowed to say anything until the deal is completely done,” Guardiola said on Tuesday.
The Spaniard said that he could not discuss the incoming signing for legal reasons.
Guardiola, when asked about Haaland at a news conference, said: “I cannot talk. I am sorry. We will have time to talk.
“Everybody knows the situation. I shouldn’t talk because I don’t like to talk about the future or next season.”
When asked what impact a new number nine would have on the Premier League champions, Guardiola said: “We have a number nine now.
“New players always helps to be a stronger team. But not one defender or striker will solve our defensive or scoring problems.
“The club always has to have a vision for the future. The decisions the club makes I am aware and supportive of 100%.”
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