Raiola’s £275m Haaland to Chelsea demand revealed

Date published: Wednesday 25th August 2021 9:28 - Will Ford

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Mino Raiola’s demands in Chelsea’s proposed deal to bring Erling Haaland to Stamford Bridge this summer has been revealed.

The Norwegian striker was reportedly the Blues’ top target this summer, before they instead moved for Romelu Lukaku, landing the Belgian in a £98million deal.

And it’s no surprise the Chelsea hierarchy gave up on the move for Haaland, given Raiola’s crazy demands.

Bild claim the super-agent was asking for wages of £820,000-a-week in an overall package of £275million, including a £34million agent’s fee.


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Raiola has some of the biggest names in world football among his clients, including Manchester United star Paul Pogba, and was recently found to be the most profitable agent in the game.

Haaland is one of the top properties in world football and has been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester United and Manchester City as well as Chelsea, but now looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund for one more season.

Chelsea reportedly had a player-plus-cash bid, incuding Callum Hudson-Odoi, rebuffed by Dortmund as it failed to meet their £150million demand.

The race for the 21-year-old – who scored an incredible 41 goals in 41 games last season – will be on next summer, when his £64million release clause kicks in.

Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe this summer could open the door for Premier League clubs, with United expected to ramp up their interest.

Haaland himself was bemused by the money rumoured to have been offered by Chelsea for his services this summer, with as much as £130million said to have been on the table at one point.

“I don’t really have much to say about this,” Haaland said. “I have three years left on my contract and I’m enjoying my time here (at Dortmund).

“Before yesterday, I didn’t speak to my agent in one month – I think you have the answer there.

“I don’t really care too much about that. It’s a lot of money – I hope it’s just rumours to be honest because that’s a lot of money for a person!”

 

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