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Chelsea set to demand £75 million for Real Madrid priority target – English sources

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With Real Madrid set for a summer of revolution, especially in the attacking unit, Chelsea ace Kai Havertz has been identified as one of the priority targets by the Spanish heavyweights.

Both Carlo Ancelotti and club president Florentino Perez are understood to be keen on landing the German international to reinforce the frontline at the Santiago Bernabeu following the confirmed exits of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, and Mariano Diaz.

And, now, Real Madrid have learnt how much they will need to shell out in order to sign Havertz. Indeed, according to Evening Standard’s Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea will demand a transfer fee of £75 million (€87 million) for the Merengues’ top target this summer.

Chelsea signed Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020 by splashing a sum of £75.8 million. And they are now understood to be keen on recouping the entire amount from Real Madrid if they sell the German attacker.

Discussions have already taken place between Los Blancos and Havertz’s representatives about a possible transfer. And the 23-year-old is believed to be keen on making the switch to the Spanish capital before the start of the next season.

A move will now hinge on whether Real Madrid are prepared to meet Chelsea’s £75 million asking price for Havertz.

It must be noted that the Merengues are already spending around €100 million on Jude Bellingham’s signing while they are also interested in Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane, who could also cost in excess of €100 million.

With a move for Alphonso Davies also understood to be on the agenda, whether Real Madrid will be ready to spend £75 million for Havertz remains to be seen.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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