REAL MADRID have reportedly got Erling Haaland ‘signed and sealed’ after the Borussia Dortmund star’s agent trashed talk of a move to Barcelona.
Earlier this week, it was claimed Barca presidential candidate Emili Rousand had an agreement in place to sign the striker, 20, should he be elected.
3Real Madrid have ‘signed and sealed’ a deal to land Erling Haaland, claim reports in SpainCredit: Getty – Pool
3Mino Raiola laughed off Barcelona interest, calling it ‘fake news’Credit: Getty – Contributor
But Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, has quashed those claims, with Madrid confident of landing their top target.
On Friday, Josep Maria Minguella, who will work as Rousand’s vice-president if he is appointed, claimed Barca could land Haaland.
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.”
But Raiola himself as laughed off the claims, telling German outlet Sport1: “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.”
3Real Madrid have a ‘verbal pact’ with Dortmund over a move for Haaland in 2022Credit: PA:Press Association
Real Madrid have long been admirers of Haaland and hope to sign him in 2022.
Los Blancos are targeting Kylian Mbappe this summer and Haaland next as they aim to construct a new team of Galacticos.
Spanish outlet AS even claim Madrid’s bid to land Haaland is ‘signed and sealed’.
Real Madrid know they won’t be able to afford Haaland before 2022.
But it’s long been claimed Haaland and Raiola have a ‘verbal pact’ in place with Dortmund over a reasonably-priced move in 2022.
Karim Benzema’s contract at the Bernabeu expires that summer and Los Blancos want Haaland ready to step in immediately.
AS also claim Haaland has made it clear he wants to play for Madrid and would therefore be unlikely to ever join Barca.
The latest update from Spain will come as a huge blow for Chelsea, who have made Haaland their ‘top priority’.
Manchester United and rivals City have also been linked to the Norwegian goal machine, who has scored 33 times in his last 32 games at Dortmund.Man Utd transfer target Haaland has ‘verbal agreement’ to leave Dortmund