Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has revealed in a recent interview that he has not spoken to Emili Rousaud about the prospect of his agent joining Barcelona.
The Spaniard is in the running to land the post of the President at the Catalan giants following the resignation of former president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Bartomeu who took up the role in 2014 spent six years as the president of FC Barcelona before tendering his resignation in October 2020.
The presidential seat at Camp Nou is still opened and in contention for.
Should Rousaud win the race and become FC Barcelona’s new president, there is talk of the club striking an agreement with Dortmund to seal a deal to sign Haaland.
According to Josep Maria Minguella, who is Rousaud’s assistant, the 20-year-old striker would join Barcelona if Rousaud becomes president.
“We know all the conditions and if we win, the following day I will call Mino Raiola and we will accept those conditions. I have already advised him of that”, Minguella said as per reports by AS in Spain.
“We have a world-class sports project that is not showing just now, but Emili Rousaud has a plan that will turn this unfortunate situation (at Barcelona) around.”
Mino Raiola, however, has debunked claims of having conversations with Rousaud.
In an interview with Sport1, Raiola said: “Fake news. I’ve never talked to any presidential candidate of Barcelona regarding Haaland and I won’t do.
“If there will be a new president elected in January, he can call me.”
This recent claim by Raiola may sound as good news to a number of clubs also interested in the 20-year-old Norwegian.
One of those clubs is Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Despite spending in excess of £200m in the summer transfer window of 2020, the blues are still reported to be interested in signing Erling Haaland.
According to reports in Italy, the Blues will be looking to strike a deal for Haaland as soon as this January.
Potential outgoings at #Chelsea:
Rudiger, Christensen, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, Barkley, Drinkwater, Moses (on loan Spartak Moscow).
Two main goals in summer for #CFC:
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) December 22, 2020
Erling Haaland has a release clause in his contract of £65million, but that does not come into effect until June 2022.