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Bayern Munich enter race to sign €100 million Real Madrid target



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Moussa Diaby has broken the headlines numerous times this season for his game-changing performances in the Bayer Leverkusen outfit. The German club are close to securing a Champions League spot for the coming season, and the French talent is one of the protagonists leading the charge on that front.

The 19-year-old has 15 goals and nine assists across all competitions, with a conversion rate of over 25% of the shots taken. His eye for goal, coupled with his speed dribbling down the wing, has got several European clubs interested in his signing.

Real Madrid are on the top of the list as they seek to replenish their squad in the coming summer transfer window. However, the large economic demands of Bayer Leverkusen pose a hurdle in their pursuit.

According to reports from Fichajes, Bayern Munich have now joined the race to sign Diaby. The Bavarians are on the constant lookout for Bundesliga standouts, and the teenager is the latest to catch their eye.

Bayern’s interest in Diaby is further cemented since they are at crossroads with Serge Gnabry over a new contract. The winger’s current deal clocks up in 2023, and he could potentially leave the club this summer itself.

Leverkusen ask for €100 million for their star player, a fee that is considered overexaggerated by many.

Los Blancos too consider the fee to be a figure they cannot reach, especially given that the club need to reinforce other positions too. It remains to be seen if Bayern Munich shell out the price asked. As it stands, the chances of the youngster finding a move away from his club seem slim.

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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar



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There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.

Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.

The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.

To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.

Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.

A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.

It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.

Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.

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