Football agent Mino Raiola has given an update on his health after false reports of his death circulated on Thursday.
The Italian was admitted to hospital in January and underwent surgery, but the nature of his illness was not disclosed.
As inaccurate reports of his death circulated on Thursday, Raiola tweeted: “Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to ressuscitate.”
Raiola’s right-hand man, Jose Fortes Rodriguez, told the media: “He’s in a bad position, but he hasn’t died.”
The Italian is one of football’s most influential agents, representing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He also represents Mario Balotelli, Marco Verratti, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The agent has emerged from a humble background to become one of the game’s leading negotiators and brokered a number of high-profile deals in recent years.
He had been working on the futures of Pogba and Haaland, who are both set to move on from their respective clubs this summer.