Manchester City have received a major boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Southampton with the news that Erling Haaland is back in training.
The Norwegian missed last weekend’s 4-1 victory over Liverpool with a groin strain but is now closing in on a return to action.
Haaland has scored a remarkable 42 goals in all competitions this season and will be looking to add to that tally at St Mary’s on Saturday.
Arsenal will then have a chance to respond when they visit Liverpool on Sunday.
Haaland is also targeting personal glory in his pursuit of the Castrol Golden Boot and three Premier League records.
He is the competition’s top scorer with 28 goals, six ahead of Harry Kane.
If Haaland gets a brace against Southampton this weekend he would equal the record for a player in their debut Premier League season, after Kevin Phillips netted 30 times for Sunderland in 1999/2000.
The City striker is also just four off Mohamed Salah’s record total for a 38-match season, and six goals away from matching the all-time record of 34 goals, set across a 42-match campaign and shared by Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer.
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