Barcelona president Joan Laporta has refuted reports that the club has entered talks with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Barca is believed to be one of the teams who want to sign the Norwegian in the summer as a move to Laliga looks like a possibility but according to Laporta, they have had no negotiation with the player.
“There has been no type of negotiation (with Haaland). At Barcelona, we don’t negotiate directly with the player. When we have to negotiate, we will do it with Borussia Dortmund, if the circumstance arises,” Laporta said as reported by Marca.
Reports earlier this week claimed head coach Xavi had traveled to Germany last month to personally reach out to the 21-year-old over a potential move.
Borussia Dortmund is gearing up for a summer bidding war for their star asset with his release clause at Signal Iduna Park dropping to €75m ahead of next season; Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Man United all said to be interested in the player.
There have been reports that Dortmund wants to convince Haaland to sign a new deal before the season ends as they want to increase his asking price to closer to €100m.