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Official: Antonio Rudiger joins Real Madrid on a free transfer



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Real Madrid are officially in business in the transfer market. The club announced on their social media the signing of Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer from Chelsea.

Rudiger was linked to several European giants in the last few months, including Barcelona and Bayern Munich. However, Madrid fast tracked the deal just before their La Liga title win, and waited until the Champions League final to announce it.

The German defender joins on a four-year deal, with no option to unilaterally extend the deal after that. If it goes according to plan for Madrid, Rudiger will be 33 by the time his deal clocks up.

The official statement states that the 29-year-old will be unveiled on Monday, 20th June at Real Madrid City in front of a packed Santiago Bernabeu.

Even though Kylian Mbappe will not be joining them, Los Blancos are expected to make more signings this transfer window, with Aurelien Tchouameni linked with a €80 million move.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report



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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.

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