ERLING HAALAND’S agent Mino Raiola is set to fly to England TODAY for transfer talks with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool but NOT Manchester United.
The super agent was spotted flying into Barcelona and Madrid alongside the player’s father Alfe-Inge Haaland on Thursday to hold talks with the El Clasico sides.Erling Haaland’s representatives are holding talks with Premier League sides[/caption]
And it was reported that a further three interested teams were due to begin negotiations around a potential deal for Borussia Dortmund‘s prized asset.
Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are expected to welcome the pair but SunSport understands United will not meet with Haaland’s agent, who also represents Paul Pogba.
However, the Red Devils are waiting in the wings and keeping tabs on his situation.
The Norwegian has a £65million release clause in his Dortmund contract but it cannot be activated until the end of next season.
And after bagging an incredible 33 goals in just 31 games in all competitions this season – many clubs are not prepared to wait for a chance to secure his services.
The 20-year-old has become arguably the hottest property in world football and Dortmund will demand around £150m for him this summer.
But the Bundesliga side are reluctant to sell their star man with Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc revealing he has told Raiola they are planning for the long-term future with Haaland in mind.
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On Thuesday, Zorc told Sky Germany: “I spoke to Raiola yesterday (Wednesday). We made our intention clear.
“We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not have to be dealt with at all. I can see him with us for a long time.”
Manchester City have been installed by many as Haaland’s most likely destination after dad Alf-Inge played for Citizens from 2000 to 2003.
In his Friday press conference, the Spanish boss said: “With these prices we will not buy any striker. It’s impossible. We will not afford it. All the clubs struggle. We are not an exception.
“I don’t know what is going to happen. Today, there is more chance we will not buy a striker next season.”
Chelsea have been linked with Haaland and Aguero but Thomas Tuchel remained coy when talking about players at other clubs.
The unbeaten German boss said: “Same answer as for Haaland. We have full respect for Man City.
“There is no words needed, he’s a world-class player. But we have three competitions in which we are in with City so I won’t speak about their players.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked with compatriot Haaland at Molde but insisted it is up to the youngster to make his own mind up about where he heads next.
He said: “Even though I worked with Erling it’s not right for me as Manchester United manager to talk about Erling, he will make his own mind up.
“I’m focusing on the next two months and whatever happens in the world of football there is only so many places anyone can go to and I just, focus on the ones who are here.”
Haaland only joined Dortmund from RB Salzburg in January 2020 but with 49 goals in as many games he has certainly caught the eye of Europe’s top sides.
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