KONFRONTASI - Erling Haaland's agent Mino Raiola told Joan Laporta and other Barca chiefs that his client will only sign for Barcelona or Real Madrid if he leaves Dortmund, CAT Radio reports.
Apparently, this was why Raiola and Haaland's father flew to Madrid immediately after meeting with Laporta - to deliver the same message.
As per Dortmund, they will only sell their star man for €150m.
It's now looking like a two-horse race between the El Clasico giants to land one of Europe's hottest strikers.
Regarding Haaland's preferred destination between Barca and Madrid, Raiola remained coy.
Stay tuned for more updates on this.
The three-man team behind Dembele's sustained fitness revealed
Barring a hamstring complaint that kept him out for 5 games in December last year, Ousmane Dembele has managed to stay fit for the majority of the campaign.
Now, the three-man team responsible for the player's fitness have been revealed. They include his physical trainer Salah Ghaidi, physiotherapist Jean Baptiste Duault, and his chef Anthony Audebaud.
Ghaidi was a former 400m-800m runner back in the day and is the man responsible for helping the player maintain his athleticism.
The efforts of the trio are evident in Dembele's fitness and form this term. The Frenchman has played 35 games for Barca and scored 9 goals.
The 23-year-old was recently recalled to the French national team, and he marked his comeback with a goal for Les Blues last week.
Joan Laporta reportedly plans to offer Dembele in a swap deal for Haaland (reliability: 3 stars)
Barcelona president Joan Laporta will attempt to persuade Dortmund into selling Erling Haaland by offering Ousmane Dembele plus cash as part of the deal, OK Diario say.
Dembele has not really hit the heights expected of him since moving to Barcelona from Dortmund in 2017. Albeit, the Frenchman is showing some consistency this season and has featured 35 times for the Blaugrana, scoring 9 times.
Meanwhile, Erling Haaland is the toast of Europe with his brilliance in both the Champions League and the Bundesliga. The Norwegian has plundered a staggering 31 goals in 27 appearances between those two competitions.
Recently it was reported that Dortmund have slapped a €180 million price tag on Haaland.. (Juft/BARCEOONA.NEWS)