Manchester United have refused to meet with Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola to discuss a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker, according to reports.
The 20-year-old looks set to leave Germany this summer, especially if Dortmund fail to qualify for the Champions League, and is being targeted by a number of top European clubs.
Raiola and Haaland’s father were pictured in Barcelona’s El Prat airport on Thursday to meet with the Spanish giants for a possible transfer.
Hours later they flew to the Spanish capital to hold talks with Real Madrid and they plan to travel to England to speak with Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool.
United was also expected to hold talks with Haaland’s entourage but, according to The Sun, they have declined to speak with Raiola at this time.
The Red Devils already have a turbulent relationship with the agent, who also represents Paul Pogba and has been publicly calling for the Frenchman to leave Old Trafford for several years.
Although United will not be meeting Raiola, they still intend to fight for Haaland’s signature, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested his deal would be carried out discreetly compared to his rivals.
“I think the way the world works at the moment, you’d like to do all your business on the quiet and all your talks on the quiet, but there are platforms everywhere, there’s news, the media make that more difficult now.
“Hopefully, we can suddenly sit here with players that no one has written about! We conduct our recruitment business, our scouting, and the players that we are interested in, we do it the right way I hope and feel.
“Who we’re interested in and who we can go for and who we will go for, I’m not going to comment on that.”