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Bayern Munich set to appoint Real Madrid target as new manager after Nagelsmann sacking



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Bayern Munich’s sudden sacking of Julian Nagelsmann and the imminent appointment of Thomas Tuchel as his successor has seemingly shocked the footballing world. The move arrived completely out of the blue and has left many fans surprised.

Fabrizio Romano states that the Bavarians had identified Tuchel as the right man to guide them forward but were aware of interest in his services from other clubs. Thus, a sense of urgency developed in the club’s offices and they went ahead with the immediate change.

The German coach had two options on his table before Bayern arrived onto the scene – Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. In particular, it was the possible opening at Real Madrid that the Bundesliga side felt threatened by which led them to sign Tuchel immediately.

Los Blancos have now lost one of the prime contenders to replace Ancelotti come June. However, they have concurrently been gifted with the availability of another.

Speaking about the possibility of coaching Real Madrid in 2021, Nagelsmann revealed that it was a dream he always had which just happened to come at the wrong time.

“We had phone calls, but in the end the one who decided was me. I believed it was not the right step to go to Real Madrid. I was one of the candidates and the list was not very long. For me, that was important,” he had said back in 2020.

“I had a good chat with Jose Angel Sanchez and we decided that it was not the right step at that time. We agreed that we could talk again in the future if Real Madrid needed a coach – and I was available.”

With the option to coach Los Blancos once again at his window, it remains to be seen if the former Bayern Munich manager joins forces with the European Champions. Mauricio Pochettino, Xabi Alonso and Raul Gonzalez are some of the others considered.

In his 84 games for Bayern Munich, Nagelsmann oversaw 60 wins and just 10 losses. Further, averaged a whopping 2.3 points per game in the league.

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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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