Mino Raiola, who is the agent of players including Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Erling Haaland, is understood to have been living with a serious illness since January.
Reports then emerged on Thursday to suggest he had passed away, with Real Madrid even paying their condolences after the fake reports emerged.
Yet in a dramatic turn of events, the Italy-born Dutch national, one of football’s most powerful and high-earning agents, tweeted: “Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to ressuscitate [sic].”
Raiola is one of the most famous sports agents in the world
His statement came after Dr Alberto Zangrillo from San Raffaele hospital in Milan told the news agency Ansa: “I’m outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting to survive.”
Leading sports agent Raiola tweets that he’s alive after reports of his death Thank You