Erling Haaland has told those close to him that he has made a decision about his future ahead of the summer transfer window, as revealed by the Daily Star.
And it’s not good news for Manchester City or Manchester United after he made Spain his next destination.
Real Madrid or Barcelona are now leading the way to sign the Borussia Dortmund star, while Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will also be scorned.
That puts Pep Guardiola in a difficult situation as he has made the 21-year-old his main transfer target, while making a striker his top priority.
So, who could sign City instead?
City were desperate to sign Kane in the summer and the feeling was mutual after the Tottenham star went on strike to try and push through a transfer.
Daniel Levy held on to his guns and denied Guardiola his transfer wish, but fresh speculation could even be too much for the Spurs chief.
Kane is nowhere near his best fire for goal and speculation is taking effect as he turns 29 in July.
Nevertheless, it would be a great boost to have the England captain up front, who would likely dominate the Premier League with him in the lead.
If Guardiola wants a replacement for Sergio Aguero, why not go to the club where they signed the Argentine in the first place.
The Atlético Madrid star has barely lived up to its £120m price tag, but the Portugal international’s talent is undeniable.
While scoring goals in La Liga proved difficult for the 22-year-old, Guardiola would be more interested in Guardiola than anything else.
The former Benfica ace can also operate across the entire frontline, another key feature in the Catalan coach’s City line-up.
What do you do when you miss the 21-year-old hotshot everyone is talking about? Go after the next 21-year-old hotshot everyone is talking about.
Fiorentina star Vlahovic has been in stunning form for the Viola this season after coming on the scene and scoring 18 in all competitions this season – just one less than Haaland.
The Serie A club are set to sell this summer, with the striker informing him that he has no intention of renewing his contract, which expires in 18 months.
Arsenal are desperate to sign the youngster, but City could offer more in terms of wages and European football, while also dealing a telling blow to the Gunners.