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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Manchester City | UCL semis 2nd leg



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Ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Real Madrid have released the squad list that will be flying to England.

Real Madrid, the current champions of Europe, are looking to do a repeat of last season’s Champions League campaign by ousting Manchester City at the semi-finals before going on to lift the European title for a record 15th time.

The tie is nicely poised at this point as the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu ended in a 1-1 draw last week.

With everything on the line heading into the second leg, manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced the squad list that will be travelling to Manchester for the game.

The big news is that Eduardo Camavinga has been named on the list despite his injury during the game against Getafe. The Frenchman is understood to have trained by himself today and is expected to resume group training tomorrow.

Ferland Mendy is also on the list after having missed the first leg due to injury. The Frenchman returned to La Liga action against Getafe and is now in contention to feature against Manchester City.

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‘Operation Havertz’ collapses as Real Madrid determine Tottenham striker as ‘urgent’ signing



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Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA has provided an update on Real Madrid’s pursuit of Chelsea forward Kai Havertz, claiming that the operation has collapsed completely and the German international will not be joining the Merengues this summer.

Instead, Real Madrid have identified Tottenham Hotspur and England superstar Harry Kane as the top priority and an ‘urgent’ signing for the summer.

With Los Blancos set to bid goodbye to several attackers, they are left with just Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes as senior options in the final third at the moment. So, there will be multiple forwards brought in this summer to make up for the losses.

Havertz was said to be one such player who was well-liked within the club. In fact, reports in Germany stated that the 23-year-old was already on his way to Real Madrid in the summer.

However, that does not appear to be the case as the report from MARCA states that the operation to sign Havertz from Chelsea has already collapsed.

It is claimed that Real Madrid never made any move for the former Bayer Leverkusen ace, while it is also being suggested that he is going through the process of renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge.

While Havertz might no longer be an option on the table, the Merengues are prepared to make a concerted push to sign Kane from Tottenham.

Carlo Ancelotti considers the 29-year-old the ideal replacement for Karim Benzema and wants to sign him up as soon as possible.

However, Real Madrid do not intend to pay over the top for the England striker and will not offer more than €80 million for him. Instead, there may be a possibility that Ferland Mendy could be offered as a makeweight.

Kane’s contract expires next year and with no European football on offer, Tottenham are in a difficult position to keep hold of their ace goalscorer. But negotiations with Daniel Levy are never easy, as Real Madrid learnt in the past in the cases of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.

So, it remains to be seen if Los Blancos are successful in completing the ‘urgent’ and ‘necessary’ signing of Kane in the coming weeks.

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