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Raiola: Only four clubs in England can afford Borussia Dortmund star Haaland

Mino Raiola says four clubs in England can afford Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian, 20, has emerged as one of Europe's brightest young talents.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City have all been linked with Haaland.

Spanish giants Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in making an offer for the former Molde man this summer.

And Raiola believes no sports director or trainer would turn down an opportunity to sign the dynamic striker - if they could afford it.

"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," Raiola told BBC Sport.

"He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and 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?'"

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