Laporta plays down Barcelona's chances of signing Erling Haaland

Laporta plays down Barcelona's chances of signing Erling Haaland

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The Barça president said the club won't commit to huge deals

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has cooled the club's interest in Erling Haland by saying the club won't break the bank to sign the Borussia Dortmund striker.

"Mateu Alemany, Jordi Cruyff and the staff are working on [signings]," Laporta said. "I understand the fans are excited, but there are operations that are very difficult.

"Even if our financial situation is the best it could possibly be, there are some deals that we would still not do for the sake of the club. We won't do any deals that place the club's [future] at risk."

Haaland's future is not at Dortmund and he will leave the German club in the summer. Barça believe Manchester City are best placed to sign him, but Real Madrid are also in the race.

But Barça have not thrown in the towel. It's true the financial situation is not the most favourable, but the signing of Haaland remains a priority if he can be convinced on the right terms.

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