Earlier this week, Real Madrid announced the signing of Antonio Rudiger as their first acquisition for the summer. That, one would assume, is the beginning of a long and hectic transfer window for Los Blancos.
With the signing of one German international completed, the club now turns its attention to another player of the same nationality. Serge Gnabry has been a target for Carlo Ancelotti’s side for several months now, and negotiations are expected to catch pace in the coming weeks.
According to reports from Diario AS, Real Madrid are continuously monitoring the situation of Gnabry at Bayern Munich. It is said that the player is ready to make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old had a successful 2021-22 season with Bayern Munich. In 34 league appearances, he scored 14 goals and provided five assists.
Despite his impressive form, the player seems far from a renewal at Munich. He is out of contract next summer, but a disparity between the two parties over his wages has caused contractual talks to collapse.
Real Madrid are not the only top European side pursuing Gnabry’s transfer. Arsenal and Liverpool are also said to be keeping tabs on his situation, too.
From Bayern Munich’s perspective, the club are willing to part ways with the player if an offer of €40 million is made. The figure would not be difficult for Los Blancos to reach, especially given that they have the money leftover from Kylian Mbappe’s failed transfer.
With the transfer window opening in less than a week, one can expect rapid developments in Gnabry’s situation.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.