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The Argentine has also been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Mino Raiola is the closest thing to a football agent being a household name. Suffice to say, football fans are well-accustomed to seeing the super-agent. With a glittering client roster including Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Italian-born Dutchman has established himself as arguably the most influential player representative in the game.

Alex Ferguson once called him a ‘shitbag’ but, while we can’t vouch for Raiola’s character, we know he is a remarkably driven and successful agent.

Pertinent to this story, though, he draws a lot of water at Old Trafford. Raiola was key in securing several of his clients bumper contracts with Manchester United and is reportedly looking to utilise his strong recent connections at the Premier League side in order to make Mauro Icardi the latest expensive addition to Jose Mourinho’s squad.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Raiola is hoping to use his influence to convince Inter to sell to United. Icardi is represented by his wife, Wanda Nara, who has reportedly opened talks with Inter chief executive Piero Ausilio over a new contract for the striker.

However, according to Corriere’s report, Raiola believes he can use his skills as a fearless negotiator to mastermind a stunning move to Old Trafford.



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