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AC Milan schedule talks with Real Madrid to discuss €22m permanent move for Spaniard
AC Milan will soon hold talks with Real Madrid to discuss the permanent signing of Brahim Diaz at the end of the ongoing campaign, reports transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Diaz is on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid for the third consecutive season. Having spent the 2020/21 campaign at San Siro, the 23-year-old returned to the Rossoneri in 2021, this time on a two-year loan deal.
The loan agreement between the two clubs also included a permanent purchase option that Milan could trigger this summer. In order to sign Diaz permanently, the reigning Italian champions would have to shell out a fee of €22 million.
However, there was another clause inserted in the deal that would allow Real Madrid to re-sign him for €27 million.
Diaz has thrived in Milan under the tutelage of Stefano Pioli, becoming an integral part of the team. Having helped the Rossoneri end their long-running Serie A title drought last season, he has been in good nick this term as well, with six goal involvements in 15 league games.
Milan, for their part, intend to continue employing the services of Diaz beyond the ongoing campaign. However, past reports have indicated that they would wish to discuss a lower fee than the €22 million amount agreed upon with Real Madrid.
As for the Merengues, they are open to bringing Diaz back into the fold at the Santiago Bernabeu even though they are planning to renew Luka Modric and sign Jude Bellingham in the summer.
With the likes of Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard staring at uncertain futures, coupled with Modric’s advancing age, there may be space for the versatile attacking midfielder at the Spanish capital club.
With talks set to take place between the two clubs in the near future, it will be interesting to see how things progress. A lot will depend on what Diaz sees as the best option for himself and whether he is convinced about receiving a prominent role at Madrid.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.
Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.
In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.
This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.
The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.
Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.