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Benzema unlikely to play full game vs Osasuna, 26-year-old star could replace Modric – report



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October could be a make-or-break month in Real Madrid’s season, with the team playing nine games in the 31 days. Simply put, the focus will be on Carlo Ancelotti to manage his resources well and keep all players in top shape.

The month begins with Los Blancos’ clash against Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night. One can expect several rotations on the night, given that the team’s next game is in less than three days’ time.

According to reports from AS, Dani Ceballos will replace Luka Modric in the next two games and is expected to start against both Osasuna and Shakhtar.

The Croatian international returned with a minor injury during the recent break and will be protected with the El Clasico in mind.

In the final third, Rodrygo Goes is expected to start on the right wing. Moreover, Karim Benzema will also make his return from injury against Osasuna but is unlikely to play the full game.

Aurelien Tchouameni and Toni Kroos are expected to complete the midfield alongside Ceballos on the night. The third member in attack alongside Benzema and Rodrygo will undoubtedly be Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid have not dropped a single point across all competitions this season. If Ancelotti’s men can hold onto their streak in the most tightly-packed month of the season, it will be a massive boost ahead of the upcoming World Cup hiatus.

Osasuna have had an explosive start to their season with four wins in six games. The Pamplona-based side sits fifth in the league standings ahead of Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.

One can expect a cracker of a competition when Real Madrid host them on Sunday. Needless to say, it will be the perfect stage for the likes of Ceballos to prove their abilities and stake claim for more minutes in the future.

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Real Madrid target has rejected advances from Bayern Munich – report



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Harry Kane has once again become the centre of attention ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

With the forward having just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Tottenham, many expect him to leave the club at the end of the season. His situation has alerted Real Madrid, who were in contention to sign the player last summer.

However, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the services of Kane, with the Englishman also being courted by Bayern Munich. The German giants are in the market for a top-class forward after being almost beaten by Dortmund for the Bundesliga title this term.

But according to Christian Falk, Harry Kane has decided to reject a move to Bayern Munich this summer. This is a significant boost for Real Madrid, as they continue to harbour hopes of signing the Englishman next season.

Amid growing fears over Karim Benzema’s continuity at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have had to step up their efforts to sign a new striker ahead of the new season.

The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for Roberto Firmino lately, with the Liverpool striker set to become a free transfer in the coming summer. But a proven superstar such as Kane could be a much better option for a club like Real Madrid.

With 280 goals in 435 matches for Tottenham, Kane has an excellent track record at the highest level of football and can help Real Madrid once again fight for the Champions League title next season while challenging Barcelona for the league crown.

But on the flip side, Real Madrid could think about the future, especially as they look to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024. Splashing the cash on Kane this summer, therefore, could complicate matters, as far as the club are concerned.

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