BARCELONA could be set to steal a march in the race for Erling Haaland after the player's representatives began talks with the club.
On Thursday morning, the striker's dad and advisor Alf-Inge Haaland and agent Mino Raiola were spotted at Barcelona airport.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, the pair were then whisked away in a car driven by club president Joan Laporta's right-hand man.
The newly-elected Barcelona chief hinted at a move for the Borussia Dortmund striker before winning the post last month.
The club is dealing with a difficult financial situation while also attempting to renew Lionel Messi's contract, which expires in June.
But reports suggest Raiola and Laporta hold a strong working relationship, potentially standing them in good stead to win the race for Haaland.
SunSport revealed this week that a deal to sign the 20-year-old could cost as much as £300million.
That includes a £150m transfer fee and a five-year contract featuring £600,000-a-week wages.
Manchester City, where dad Alf-Inge used to play, are another club thought to be targeting the striker.
Sergio Aguero's imminent exit has opened up a big hole in Pep Guardiola's attack with Haaland joining Harry Kane, but not Messi, on their shortlist.
Bayern Munich have ruled out a bid for the Dortmund star but Chelsea and Manchester United remain linked.
More to follow…
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