Haaland has attracted the interest of many of Europe’s top clubs after scoring 33 goals in 32 games in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season.
Those goals, coupled with Dortmund’s awful form, which has put them on the verge of missing out on the Bundesliga ’s top-four, means he is set to depart Signal Iduna Park this summer.
The Norwegian striker’s representatives flew to Spain last week to begin talks with Barcelona and Madrid, but reports suggest that they were wasting their time travelling to the Spanish capital.
That is because Eurosport claim that Los Blancos are “feigning interest” in Haaland as a result of their previous dealings with Raiola.
The club previously tried to sign two other Raiola clients, Paul Pogba and Gianluigi Donnarumma, but failed in large part due to the agent’s demands.
Despite Haaland being one of the hottest properties in football, those dealings have seen Madrid look to explore other options.
Instead, it is reported that their sole interest in the striker now is to drive up his price, with La Liga rivals Barca still in deep financial trouble.
The Catalan club have made Haaland one of their top transfer targets for the summer window as they look to convince superstar Lionel Messi to stay in Barcelona.
But they may have to pay a higher-than-expected fee if Madrid succeed with their hidden agenda.
Madrid’s lack of interest in Haaland does not mean they are not looking to sign a young superstar this summer, with Kylian Mbappe instead top of their list.
With most of Europe’s top clubs chasing Haaland, Eurosport report that Madrid view a pursuit of the 20-year-old as being potentially costly in their attempts to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe.