Erling Haaland’s ‘time in England will come’ says pundit
Chelsea and Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland by his agent Mino Raiola who claims there has been no contact with Barcelona presidential candidate Emili Rousaud. Should he win the race, the Catalan club would reportedly like to make a move for Haaland.
According to Josep Maria Minguella, who is Rousaud’s aide, the Norway ace would join Barcelona.
As reported by AS in Spain, Minguella said: “We know all the conditions and if we win, the following day I will call Mino Raiola and we will accept those conditions. I have already advised him of that.
“We have a world-class sports project that is not showing just now, but Emili Rousaud has a plan that will turn this unfortunate situation (at Barcelona) around.”
Haaland has been in sensational form this season netting 17 times in 14 games for Dortmund.
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The 20-year-old has a release clause in his contract of £65million, but that does not come into effect until June 2022.
With that being 18 months his value right now would be significantly higher though.
Raiola denies there is any agreement with Barcelona which is good news for Chelsea and Manchester United who have been linked with Haaland.
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Speaking to Sport1, Raiola said: “Fake news. I’ve never talked to any presidential candidate of Barcelona regarding Haaland and I won’t do.
“If there will be a new president elected in January, he can call me.”
Reports in Italy have claimed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to strike an agreement with Haaland this January.
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known to be an admirer of his countryman as he looks to strengthen in the transfer window.
Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all interested in signing Haaland as well after his blistering displays.
With Raiola insisting Barcelona have made no contact with him over the striker, it is a timely boost for the likes of Chelsea and United.
Chelsea were the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window as they spent over £220m on new recruits.
The likes of Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz all joined the club as the Blues look to challenge for the Premier League title once again.
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