Real Madrid’s refusal to engage in a bidding war for Erling Haaland this summer with the Dortmund star eager to play at the Bernabeu, while his father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola roam Europe in search of a £ 154 deal million
According to reports, Erling Haaland wants to join Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer in the intense race for his signature from the top European clubs.
Haaland has stepped onto the scene in an incredible way, tipped to dominate world football alongside Kylian Mbappé for the next few years, and Madrid – as well as Barcelona, Man United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool – are all looking to his services.
But according to Spanish publication ASHaaland’s favorite destination is Madrid and he enjoys the opportunity to play in the club’s iconic white strip.
Erling Haaland is currently, together with Kylian Mbappé, the most popular player in world football
However, there are reportedly two obstacles in the way of Haaland: Borussia Dortmund’s refusal to sell and the astonishing financial demands of the Bundesliga that reportedly want £ 154 million if they split up.
AS claims Madrid doesn’t want to engage in a bidding war for Haaland’s signature – with Mino Raiola sparking huge interest among Europe’s biggest clubs.
Madrid wants transparency on the transfer and will make a formal offer to Dortmund if the club decides to negotiate.
But for that to happen, Haaland would have to formally state his intention to leave Dortmund in the upcoming transfer window.
Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, and his agent, Raiola, recently embarked on a major European tour to meet the 20-year-old’s suitors.
The Norwegian striker reportedly wants to play for Real Madrid and don their iconic white kit
However, Real Madrid does not want to engage in a bidding war for the star of Borussia Dortmund
Raiola sparked interest in the Norwegian sensation after flying with Haaland’s father to Barcelona and Madrid on Thursday for talks with Spain’s two biggest clubs about a possible summer transfer.
Reports in Spain suggest Raiola is London-bound, alongside representatives from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Sports world also claim that Liverpool would like to talk to the pair.
However, their big European tour to lift the prize of Haaland will come to a halt if they decide to fly to England to hold talks with the Premier League heavyweights.
Sportsmail understand that the formidable duo will be in violation of Britain’s strict quarantine regulations if they land in the UK, and for business reasons are not allowed to meet anyone for 10 days.
Haaland’s father Alf-Inge (left) and Mino Raiola saw their arrival in Barcelona on Thursday
After meeting with Barcelona, the pair reportedly held talks with rivals Real Madrid
And while elite athletes and women are exempt from these rules if they are here to compete, football agents are not.
Anyone caught breaking the rules could be fined up to £ 10,000, which is a modest amount compared to the value of the player they are trying to sell.
While Dortmund has slapped the dazzling £ 154 million price tag on Haaland, sporting director Michael Zorc recently said the club reminded Raiola that they don’t want to sell this summer.
Thursday in conversation with Sky Germany, Zorc said, ‘I spoke with Raiola yesterday (Wednesday). We have made our intention clear.
‘We plan for the long term with Erling. [Rumours] do not need to be addressed at all. I can see him with us for a long time. ‘