Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is reportedly furious after Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke dismissed suggestions of a transfer deal as “b******s”.
The reported verbal agreement would allow the German side the superstar striker to join Real Madrid at the end of the season, but Watzke said there is no such agreement.
Watzke, 62, told Sport1: “It’s all b******s.
“Some experts say, ‘They’re in the stock market, they’ll have to sell Haaland next summer.’
“The decision to sell or not to sell to anyone in our club is made exclusively by the board.
“It hasn’t been decided yet whether he will be gone next summer. We’ll see.”
However, Watzke’s words contrast with the way Raiola viewed the situation.
Spanish outlet AS claims Dortmund sources have a verbal deal with Raiola that will allow them to join the striker at Real Madrid at the end of this season.
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The Norwegian striker has scored an incredible 68 goals in 67 appearances for the Bundesliga club since his departure from RB Salzburg in January 2020.
That phenomenal record has made the 21-year-old one of the hottest assets in Europe, with a host of big guns chasing his signature.
Real and Barcelona have both been linked while Manchester United are keen to bring him to Old Trafford.
Chelsea were also in the running for hotshots before turning their attention to bringing back Romelu Lukaku instead.
Despite retaining his star man over the summer, Haaland is believed to have a £65m release clause that could be activated at the end of this season.
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And while he is eager to emphasize that there is no agreement already in place, Watzke recently admitted it will be a struggle to keep a hold on Haaland beyond this summer.
He told Welt am Sonntag: “Of course it will be difficult. However, I am not saying that it is completely out of the question.
“We will do everything we can to keep our top players loyal to us in the future.”
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