Real Madrid aim to have a massive summer transfer window in June. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Aurelien Tchouameni and Erling Haaland are just a few of the numerous names linked with Los Blancos.
However, the signings will only be possible if the club can ship out some of the deadwood. Players like Jesus Vallejo, Dani Ceballos, Marcelo, Mariano and Luka Jovic are seen as surplus and are not part of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans.
According to reports from Corriere Dello Sport, Inter Milan manager Piero Ausilio has been in Madrid since yesterday to discuss the possible signings of two Real Madrid players. The names that the Nerazzurri are interested in are Dani Ceballos and Luka Jovic.
At the same time, the Italian club’s manager met with the administration of Atletico Madrid and offered the services of Lautaro Martinez. If the Argentine’s move away from Italy is completed, the club will have more freedom to pursue the signing of the Real Madrid duo.
Ceballos has only featured in seven La Liga games this season and is yet to start one. He has had a minimal role under Ancelotti and is not trusted by the manager.
Jovic is in a similar situation. The German, too, has not started a single game this season and has only one goal in 300 minutes. With new stars set to arrive in the forward department, his role in the team will further diminish next season.
Lautaro could depart Inter in the summer and Edin Dzeko is already 36 years old. Jovic could become an important player for the Serie A outfit next season.
Real Madrid considering move for Manchester City superstar as club faces possible sanctions
Premier League has come up with a shocking statement, charging defending champions Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of the financial rule between 2009 to 2018.
The allegations levelled at Man City could lead to a point deduction for the defending champions or perhaps even expulsion. This could prove to be significant for not Premier League but European football in general.
To that end, a new report from Daily Mail suggests Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation. They are aware of the fact that if Man City get sanctioned, it could rule them out of the chase for top target Jude Bellingham.
But more importantly, it may open up the opportunity to sign Erling Haaland in the near future. The Norwegian international was one of Man City’s smartest business move in the summer when they roped in the star striker for a meagre fee.
However, Spanish media believes Haaland has a release clause in his contract worth around €200 million. It could be activated in the summer of 2024 and clubs like Real Madrid are said to be interested in activating the clause.
But in light of the recent allegations made against Man City, Real Madrid are anticipating a potential mass exodus, and could make an early move for the forward, especially if the English giants get sanctioned by the Premier League board.
It goes without saying that Haaland, who has been scoring goals for fun since joining the Premier League outfit, is someone who demands to play at the highest level of football. It was one of the key reasons he joined Man City – a club that can offer consistency in terms of sporting success.
But a potential sanction for City could change the dynamic, possibly paving the way for a club like Real Madrid to establish themselves as an excellent suitor for Haaland.