Agent of 'fantastic' star says he could sign for Man City, but excludes Chelsea

Mino Raiola has seemingly has overlooked Chelsea as a possible candidate to sign Erling Haaland.

Speaking to Sport1, the super-agent failed to add the Blues to a list of clubs who could recruit his super-client.

Hands in for Haaland

Haaland’s name will be all over every social media post and newspaper headline next summer, even more so than before.

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His  €75m (£64m) release clause is set to kick in at the end of the season, which should cause an almighty scrabble for Borussia Dortmund’s star striker.


The list of interested parties and possible suitors will stretch all across the continent.

Who wouldn’t want to snap up a centre-forward who has already scored 17 times this term?

In order to narrow the competition down, Raiola limited the next destinations for the Norway international to just four lucky winners.

He said: “They are all great cars. Of course, he can also drive a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, of course.”

“He can and will take the next step. Bayern (Munich), Real (Madrid), Barcelona, (Manchester) ​​City – these are the big clubs he can go to. 

“City has won the championship five times in recent years, significantly more than (Manchester) United. When we moved to Dortmund, we all knew that this step would come.”

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Chelsea rejected

As you can see, Raiola clearly left Chelsea’s name out of the running.

This is despite the Blues’ efforts to land Haaland in the previous transfer window.

The Stamford Bridge hierarchy settled upon Romelu Lukaku instead, after failing to make a breakthrough with Dortmund’s number nine.

Of course, there is no stopping Chelsea from throwing their hat into the ring when the 21-year-old becomes available to buy in the next few months.

It would certainly please Thomas Tuchel, who called Haaland a “fantastic player” in October.

Just imagine Lukaku and the BVB front man taking on the Premier League together…

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.