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Official: Real Madrid squad list against Getafe



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It’s derby time in Madrid as Real Madrid take on Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez for gameweek eight of La Liga. Madrid have fallen to second place in the league for the first time in months following their draw against Osasuna, and will be looking to regain it, even if temporarily, with a win tomorrow.

The squad list for the fixture has been released, with the biggest takeaway being the absence of Karim Benzema.

Reports had suggested that Carlo Ancelotti was considering resting the player for this game given his recent injury concern, coupled with the bizarrely hectic schedule in October.

The midfield and defence are stacked, though. Lucas Vazquez returns to the team after missing the Osasuna game. Luka Modric missed the last league outing as well, but is in contention to start against Getafe tomorrow.

Thibaut Courtois is another absentee in the squad after picking up an injury in training. The Belgian will likely miss the game against Shakhtar Donetsk as well before making his return against Barcelona next weekend.

Dani Ceballos is also missing from the travelling squad.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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