Real Madrid plan for a massive summer ahead as the club offices work tirelessly to seal down transfer targets. The coming June will see the La Liga leaders chase multiple high-profile signings to reinforce the overall squad.
Of the names Los Blancos are targetting, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are inarguably the headliners. While the former’s move to Real Madrid is close to being sealed, the same cannot be said about the Norwegian international’s status.
As it stands, three clubs compete for Haaland’s signing. Namely, Barcelona, Manchester City, and Real Madrid. As it stands, the player has not decided on his next club, but Ancelotti’s side are said to be in a strong position.
According to reports from SPORT, Pep Guardiola’s side have communicated to Haaland’s representatives that they will match any financial demand put forth to ensure his arrival in Manchester. Moreover, they promise a champion team that is capable of dominating Europe in the coming years.
Real Madrid, too offer a robust economic proposal on the table. Yet, the potential arrival of Kylian Mbappe could bring second thoughts to Haaland’s mind, who wanted to be the centre of attraction at his new club.
If the 12-time Champions League winners pull off the Borussia Dortmund star’s signing, they will boast of the most fearsome front three come June. The options of having the likes of Mbappe, Haaland, Vinicius Jr, and not to forget Karim Benzema available is a problem many managers would like to have.
The player is expected to make a decision regarding his future in the next month. Needless to say, Florentino Perez will do everything in his control to ensure the operation is successful.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.