Erling Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, and his agent, Mino Raiola, have travelled to Barcelona and Madrid as speculation hots up over the striker's future, but Borussia Dortmund say they have made their "intentions very clear".
The 20-year-old has scored 49 goals in as many games for Borussia Dortmund since arriving from RB Salzburg last January and is being tracked by several of Europe’s top clubs, with Eurosport’s Dean Jones reporting that Manchester City and Chelsea have made him their prime forward target.
But according to various reports, Barcelona's new president, Joan Laporta, has jumped the queue of European giants eager to acquire Haaland's services, and has met with his agent and father this week.
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Laporta's assistant picked up Haaland's agent and father from the airport on Thursday morning for talks over a huge summer transfer, reported the Daily Mail.
A video emerged courtesy of Spanish outlet Sport on Thursday of the duo arriving in Barcelona ahead of what is being reported as transfer talks.
The duo then travelled from Barcelona on a private flight to Madrid to meet with club officials, according to transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano.
Despite the high level of interest, Sky Germany report that Dortmund want to keep Haaland for at least one more season.
Sporting director Michael Zorc told Sky Germany: "Yesterday I spoke to Mino Raiola. We’ve made our intentions very clear."
He also added to Sport1: "No problem when Alfie and Mino want to sunbathe on the Mediterranean Sea. I am relaxed because I know what we want."
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Ruhr Nachrichten report that Dortmund have already informed Haaland’s entourage that they will not be selling this summer.
The latest developments comes after Haaland's agent, Raiola, told The Athletic that a move could be expected due to the star's lightning quick development at Dortmund.
"With Haaland, everybody was wrong," Raiola said. "He did things much quicker than everybody imagined. Haaland is in front of his own development.
"He is ahead of his own schedule. Maybe I was too careful when I said, 'Oh no, let's move to Dortmund instead of I-don't-know-where'.
"This boy — I'm 100 per cent convinced and everybody's convinced — can move to any club, wherever he wants, already on this level. And he could have done that last year.
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"But maybe last year there were still teams (saying), 'Oh, he was in Red Bull (Salzburg), can he do it in another club?' He is quicker than his own prediction. So yeah, Haaland is the talk of the town."
German outlet Sport 1 reported Dortmund's hierarchy as seeing Raiola's comments as a 'declaration of war' as the agent 'plays poker' for the Norwegian's next big pay-day.
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