Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that Erling Haaland has a clause in his contract that would allow him to join Real Madrid for a lower fee.

Haaland has scored 19 goals in 12 matches in all competitions with Manchester City this season.

Spanish media reported this week that there is a release clause in Haaland's City contract that is exclusive to Real Madrid and gives the LaLiga giants a massive advantage if they want to buy him following the 2023-24 season.

"It is not true," Guardiola added. "He does not have a release clause for Real Madrid or any other team. Rumors, people talk.

"We have to be worried about what we can control. I have the feeling he is very happy here and we will try to make people happy here. He is settled perfectly, incredibly beloved."