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Just in: Alex Baena has filed a complaint against Fede Valverde for assault



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Controversy ensued in Real Madrid’s defeat to Villarreal last night as Federico Valverde punched winger Alex Baena after the game.

The move was seen as a retribution to earlier comments Baena had made on Valverde’s son, who, at the time, was thought would not be born. Baena, though, has denied saying any of this in a recent social media post.

The incident was not mentioned in the referee’s official report after the game, so Valverde was not penalised. Villarreal, subsequently, did not file a report and left the matter in Baena’s hands, on whether or not he opts to launch an official complaint.

But according to Alberto Pereiro, Baena has now filed a complaint against Valverde for assault, after a series of speculations and theories over the incident.

While it is still too early to deduce what is going to happen with this case, there is no doubt that Valverde could find himself in trouble at a crucial juncture of the season.

MARCA reports that Baena has filed a complaint against Valverde to Police. So, the case would go through criminal proceedings, which would mean that the midfielder will not face any sporting sanctions.

This could spell a whole lot of trouble for Real Madrid, as Valverde has been one of the key performers for the team this season.

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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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