Erling Haaland opens talks with Real Madrid and Barcelona . . . on same day – The Times

The race for Erling Haaland’s signature intensified yesterday after the striker’s father and agent flew to Spain for talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid over a potential summer transfer.

A few hours after Joan Laporta, the new Barcelona president, told Alf-Inge Haaland and Mino Raiola that he wanted to sign the prolific forward at the end of the season, the pair landed in the Spanish capital for talks with senior Real Madrid figures.

Michael Zorc, the Borussia Dortmund sporting director, insisted that Haaland would not be leaving this summer. “Yesterday I spoke to Mino Raiola,” Zorc told Sky Germany. “We’ve made our intentions very clear.”

The meeting with the two Spanish clubs suggested that Raiola has different ideas, however. It is expected that the super-agent