High-profile football agent, Mino Raiola, has debunked the media reports suggesting that he passed away on Thursday.
Alongside various respected news outlets, 13-time Champions League winner, Real Madrid, also expressed their condolences to his friends and family on their official Twitter account, according to UK Metro.
The publication added that the 54-year-old who manages Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland has been unwell for several months and is believed to be battling a lung disease.
However, Raiola's doctor told wire service, Ansa, that the Italian agent isn't dead but in a critical condition, according to Popular Sports Journalist, Fabrizio Romano.
“I’m outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting to survive,” Dr. Alberto Zangrillo from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
Corroborating the report, Raiola's colleague and friend, Jose Fortes Rodriguez, told NOS that "He’s in a bad position, but he hasn’t died."
However, a statement on his verified account on Thursday afternoon also debunked the death reports.
“Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate,” he tweeted.
Apart from Pogba and Haaland, Raiola's top client list includes the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic Marco Veratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Matthijs de Ligt among others.