Mino Raiola ‘furious’ after Dortmund dispute Erling Haaland transfer clause

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Mino Raiola is said to have been left far from happy after Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke dismissed reports that Erling Haaland had a 'transfer pact' to leave the club this summer.

The 21-year-old, who has scored 68 goals across 67 games for the Bundesliga side since joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January last year, has been linked with several European juggernauts.

While the forward has always distanced himself from any rumours regarding his future, Raiola is said to have included a £68million release clause in the deal which becomes active in the summer.

However, there has now been some debate over that 'agreement' with Dortmund suggesting that any final decision will remain with them when the window reopens.

Watzke, 62, told Sport1 this week: "It’s all b*******

"Some experts say, ‘They’re in the stock market, they’re going to have to sell Haaland next summer'.

"The decision as to whether or not to sell someone at our club is taken exclusively by the board.

"It has not yet been decided if he will leave next summer. We’ll see."

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AS report that Raiola does not see the situation the same way, and been left furious.

The agent told BBC Sport back in February: "It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it's so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level.

"He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: 'How long can we still enjoy them?' So everyone is looking for the new generation.

"Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy [Haaland] and give the platform you would like after you've been in Dortmund… and four of those clubs are in [England].

"I don't think there's a sports director or trainer in the world who would say 'not interested'. It's like saying: 'Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?'"

So far this season, Haaland has scored 11 goals across just eight appearances, and will be looking to add to the German Cup he won last season in terms of silverware.

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