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Liverpool leading race to sign €40 million Real Madrid midfield target – report



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This past weekend, reports emerged claiming that despite prioritising the signing of Jude Bellingham this summer, Real Madrid intended to sign Gabri Veiga as well from Celta Vigo. The plan, in that case, would be to loan out the young Spaniard for the next season.

However, as per a fresh report from Teamtalk, Liverpool have stolen a march over Real Madrid and other suitors in the race to sign Veiga in the summer.

Having dropped out of the race to sign Bellingham due to the finances involved, the Reds are now keen to exact revenge on Real Madrid by beating them to the punch in the battle for Veiga.

The 20-year-old midfielder has had an explosive breakthrough campaign in La Liga, scoring nine goals and setting up four more in 32 matches.

It put him on the radars of Real Madrid as Veiga fits the profile of players that the reigning European champions have recruited in recent times.

So, even though they are closing in on landing Bellingham, Veiga has been an option on the agenda at the Valdebebas. It has even been claimed that the Merengues plan to offer €30 million for him, even though he has a €40 million release clause in his contract.

However, Liverpool are pushing to sign Veiga from the Galician outfit and would be prepared to pay his €40 million release clause in full if needed to ensure that they come out on top.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid are ready to push further in their race for Veiga or whether Liverpool end up triumphing in that battle. With clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United also understood to be in the race, only time will tell where he ends up.

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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet



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Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.

As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.

The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.

With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.

The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.

The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.

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