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Arsenal interested in signing €20 million-rated Real Madrid defender – report



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According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid could be set for an Arsenal raid this summer, with the Premier League giants interested in securing the services of Ferland Mendy.

Following a botched title challenge this season, Mikel Arteta has deemed it necessary to address some of the glaring issues in the squad this summer. One of the priorities is to sign a new left-back ahead of the new season.

That is where Mendy comes into the picture. The Real Madrid star has endured a difficult season, marred by injuries. But he is regarded highly among his peers, due to his ability to provide width out wide and put crosses into the box.

Real Madrid, for their part, are open to sanctioning the sale of Mendy, as part of their plans to restructure the squad. In order to offset the potential loss of the Frenchman, the club have been linked with a move for Alphonso Davies, among others.

However, as far as Mendy is concerned, Real Madrid might not yield much from the sale of the Frenchman. As per the report, Arsenal are looking to start negotiations from just €20 million, which is a paltry figure given the fact that Los Blancos had signed him for nearly €50 million.

Injuries have played a key role in devaluing Mendy, while the player has also faced criticism for his lack of consistency and limited potential. Generating a sizable sum out of the fullback’s sale, therefore, could be tricky for the Spanish giants this summer.

However, Mendy will not be the only player leaving Santiago Bernabeu, with Real Madrid also keen on offloading other fringe players in the team, in an attempt to generate enough revenue that could help them bag their top targets this summer.

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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.

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