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Manchester United ready to pay €60 million plus add-ons for Real Madrid mainstay

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Contrasting reports have come to light regarding the future of Casemiro in the last 24 hours. While some outlets say that his departure from the club is imminent, others state that he has outright rejected Manchester United’s approach.

For a long time, it was considered a prestige to play for the Red Devils but that statement is debatable now. Nevertheless, United still have the financial muscle to pull off transfers they wish as long as the player wishes to sign for them.

According to reports from MARCA, Manchester United are going all out to sign Casemiro. Internal sources confirm that they are willing to shell out a €60 million fixed fee with add-ons for the midfielder.

Moreover, it is said that they will significantly raise his salary over what he currently earns. Rumours say that the wage value proposed sits north of €400,000 per week.

Given that the midfielder is in the final stretch of his career, it would not be surprising if he prioritised the monetary aspect. Yet, it would be a big decision to leave the Champions League winners for a team that did not even qualify for the competition.

Casemiro’s contract with Real Madrid sees him at the Bernabeu until the summer of 2025. No talks of an extension have been initiated given that three years remain on the deal. Moreover, Real Madrid often do not offer long extensions to veteran players.

Needless to say, an update on the defensive midfielder’s stance is expected in the coming hours. While he is considering the offer, one can be fairly sure that he will continue at Real Madrid.

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Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent

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If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.

Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.

However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.

As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.

Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.

So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.

Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.

With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.

Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.

Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.

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