Real Madrid admit defeat in Erling Haaland transfer hunt as they fear star won’t share limelight with Mbappe and Benzema

REAL MADRID are fearful of missing out on Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland, according to reports.

Los Blancos have been tracking the Norway international ever since he burst onto the scene in 2019.

But they’re concerned they won’t be able to acquire his services in the summer due to the seemingly imminent arrival of Kylian Mbappe.

The Spaniards look set to land the France international on a free transfer once his contract with Paris Saint Germain expires in the summer.

And the prospect of having to compete with Mbappe and Karim Benzema for a place in the starting XI has reportedly made Haaland wary of moving to the Spanish capital.

That’s according to Goal, who claim the 21-year-old “wants to be the main man wherever he plays.”

It’s also said that Madrid chiefs believe they could be pipped to Haaland’s coveted signature by Manchester City.

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The Premier League champions have reportedly offered the Norwegian a lucrative deal at the Etihad.

But Madrid is reportedly the preferred destination for Haaland, who is a target for a number of Europe's big boys.

Haaland has been nothing short of prolific since joining Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in December 2019.