The Italian, who represents some of the most high-profile players in European football, is in hospital due to illness

Mino Raiola is fighting for his life in hospital, with the football agent having strongly condemned the fake news that spread on social media claiming he had died.

Raiola represents countless big names across Europe’s major leagues and has helped broker a number of high-profile deals involving the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It was widely reported that the Italian had passed away at the age of 54, with Raiola having released an update on his social media expressing his disgust at the fake news.

Meanwhile, the super agent’s close friend Jose Fortes Rodriguez has slammed the reports of his death, telling De Telegraaf: “Mino isn’t dead. Those reports are nonsense.”

Doctor Alberto Zangrillo from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan has added: “I’m outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting to survive.”

Raiola had previously been in hospital in January and underwent surgery on an unspecified issue.

A statement from his official Twitter account at the time read: “Mino Raiola is undergoing ordinary medical checks that require anaesthesia. All was planned and no emergency surgery happened.”

In addition to the vast number of news outlets to falsely report Raiola’s death, Real Madrid also posted a message of condolence via their official social media channels.

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