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Aston Villa interested in Real Madrid duo, have sent an ‘important offer’ to one player
In a major update, Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato is reporting that Aston Villa are pushing to sign Real Madrid duo Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio, both of whom will be free agents in the summer.
Both Asensio and Ceballos see their current contracts expire on June 30, following which they would become free agents and can sign for any club of their desire.
However, the duo has been in negotiations with Real Madrid over a new deal, but there has been no agreement reached as of yet.
Aston Villa’s interest in Asensio is not new and reports had emerged earlier this week that Unai Emery was keen on recruiting the 27-year-old winger.
However, the Spanish international, as per the update from Santi Aouna, has doubts about a possible transfer to Birmingham and is currently prioritising renewing his contract with the Spanish capital outfit.
As for Ceballos, the report indicates that Aston Villa have already sent in a ‘very important offer’ for the midfielder. The 26-year-old has doubts about his continuity at Real Madrid due to his limited role in the side.
Indeed, Ceballos is behind the likes of Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, and Eduardo Camavinga in the pecking order. Things will only get trickier for him next season with Jude Bellingham edging closer to a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
As such, Aston Villa are prepared to offer him a way out of Madrid, with an important proposal already sent to the former Real Betis ace.
Ceballos is not a stranger to the Premier League, having spent two seasons on loan at Arsenal. And it now remains to be seen whether he fancies a return to English shores before next season.
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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.