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AC Milan still interested in signing Real Madrid forward on a free transfer
Real Madrid fans have been rocked by recent speculations, which suggest Marco Asensio will leave Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
The forward has decided it is time to leave Real Madrid after enjoying a truly stellar spell at the Bernabeu. Unsurprisingly, his exit rumours have put a lot of top clubs across Europe on red alert, as they look to snap him up on a free transfer this summer.
According to Daniele Longo, one of the clubs interested in the services of Asensio are AC Milan. The Serie A giants have been linked with a move for Asensio for quite a long time. They are still involved in the race to sign the Spaniard, though they are not one of the frontrunners.
AC Milan are, in fact, facing immense competition from a host of clubs across Europe. Curiously, their arch-rivals Inter Milan have been linked with a move for the attacker, who will become a free agent in the summer.
In 285 competitive matches for Real Madrid, Asensio has a track record of scoring 61 goals and providing 32 assists. He has also won several titles, including the Champions League, La Liga, and most recently, the Copa Del Rey.
Asensio’s pedigree at the highest level of football makes him an appealing target for most clubs across Europe. AC Milan are no exception, as the club look to shore up their options in the attacking department.
The Rossoneri, though, are likely to struggle in competing with other clubs in the race to sign Asensio. They are instead in talks with Real Madrid over a permanent deal for Brahim Diaz, who is keen on remaining at San Siro after spending three years on loan.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.