Mino Raiola’s payment demands for Erling Haaland which he brands as ‘fake news’

Mino Raiola has dismissed a ‘leaked’ list of expensive demands over the potential transfer of Erling Haaland with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all linked.

The Borussia Dortmund forward has exceeded expectations since leaving Red Bull Salzburg for the Bundesliga, scoring 49 goals across 50 matches in all competitions including 33 this season.

That has seen Raiola enter talks with a sting of the biggest clubs in the world over a summer move, which was alleged to have included some lucrative demands over his own fee.

The super agent has now dismissed those reports as fake news, using his Twitter account to laugh off reports from across Europe regarding his fees.

Spanish journalist Gerard Romero had reported that Raiola wanted £17m for himself and £17m for Alf-Inge Haaland as part of the move, as well as a £26m wage for the forward.

He added that part of talks with Barcelona included the need for conformation that Lionel Messi would remain beyond the end of the season by signing a new contract.

In a direct response, Raiola said: “Fake news travel quick and far.”

That leaves talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid ongoing, with United and City bosses Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola distancing themselves last week.

Guardiola said: "With the prices we are not going to buy any strikers, it is impossible, we can not afford it. All the clubs are struggling financially, us as well.

Before adding of a potential replacement for Sergio Aguero: “We have Gabriel [Jesus], Ferran [Torres] who have been incredible.”

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  • With Solskjaer saying: "Well, 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.

    "As I said, we focus on the ones who are here and even though I worked with Erling it's not right for me as Man United manager to talk about Erling.

    “I can talk about him as an ex-coach of his, but he will make his own mind up."

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