Mino Raiola responds to Erling Haaland and Barcelona transfer talk

Mino Raiola has given a frank response to claims from Emili Rousaud’s camp that a deal had been agreed to take Erling Haaland to Barcelona.

Haaland is coveted by clubs across Europe – with Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus among the admirers of the Borussia Dortmund hotshot.

The 20-year-old has scored a staggering 33 goals in 32 appearances since signing for Dortmund in the January transfer window, having netted 29 times in 27 games for previous club Red Bull Salzburg.

This week it was claimed that Haaland will become a Barcelona player if Rousard succeeds in his bid to become the Catalan club’s new president on January 24.

Rousard’s adviser Josep Maria Minguella said a deal had already been agreed with super agent Raiola to take Haaland to the Nou Camp.

Erling Haaland is coveted by clubs across Europe due to his phenomenal strike record

But Raiola has hit back at the claim, saying he has not spoken to anyone about Haaland.

And the agent insisted he would not be making deals over any moves to Barcelona until a new president had been elected.

“This is fake news,” said Raiola, quoted by German television channel Sport1, via Goal France.

“I have never spoken of Haaland with any candidate and I will not. When a new president is elected, they can call me.”

Mino Raiola insisted he had not spoken to anyone about a move for Haaland

Minguella had confidently declared that the wheels of Haaland’s transfer would be set in motion the day after Rousaud was voted president.

“We know all the conditions and if we win, the following day I will call Mino Raiola and we will accept those conditions,” Minguella told AS .

“I have already advised him of that.”

Any hopes of Barcelona landing Haaland (or Mbappe) in the short term appear doubtful, unless Rousaud can drum up some serious investment in the club between now and the summer.

Haaland’s release clause does not come into play until 2022, meaning he would likely command a nine-figure fee if he were to move on at the end of the season.

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