Mino Raiola is dead, the popular agent of football stars like Pogba and Haaland has passed away at the age of 54 after suffering an illness.

According to breaking reports in Italy, Raiola was hospitalised in Milan back in January and underwent very delicate surgery but the nature of the illness was not revealed.

The agent represented some of the biggest names in world football, such as Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

It was reported that Raiola earned as much as £20million from the world record £89m sale of Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.

It had been shaping up to be a busy summer for Raiola, with Pogba and Haaland among his clients expected to be on the move.

Forbes estimated last year that Raiola’s personal wealth was in the region of £62m.