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Real Madrid 25-year-old star attracts interest from Premier League clubs

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Real Madrid have already bid goodbye to a few of their stars, with Toni Kroos retiring and the likes of Nacho Fernandez and Joselu leaving the club.

In the days to come, though, more exits are likely, with Dani Ceballos one of the players who could leave in search of regular game-time.

Andriy Lunin could leave too

Another player who could be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu, according to The Athletic, is goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

The 25-year-old shot-stopper enjoyed a breakthrough campaign this past season, impressing in the absence of Thibaut Courtois.

However, the Belgian’s return from injury saw Lunin immediately get benched for the UEFA Champions League final, which has seemingly not gone down too well with his entourage.

Lunin on the radars of Premier League clubs. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

There had been talks of the Ukrainian ace signing a new contract with the club and even though he has been presented with an offer, the player is yet to respond.

As such, Lunin’s future is shrouded in uncertainty, with the report from The Athletic stating that the goalkeeper is attracting interest from clubs in the Premier League.

While no teams have been mentioned as suitors, there have been past links to Manchester United, although it is unclear whether the Red Devils are indeed seriously interested in him.

Kepa an option to replace Lunin

In case Lunin does end up leaving Real Madrid this summer, the Merengues are weighing up the possibility of re-signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea.

The Spaniard spent the last season on loan at the Bernabeu and would be open to a return to the club if a chance presented itself.

Much will depend on Lunin and his decision as the Ukrainian weighs up the option of continuing at Real Madrid or moving to the Premier League.

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Real Madrid occupy second place in UEFA coefficient rankings, behind Manchester City

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With the 2024/25 season only a month away, UEFA have released the latest coefficient rankings for clubs and Real Madrid occupy the second position in the standings, behind Manchester City.

The new season removes the oldest of the five seasons that count towards the rankings from the overall tally and instead adds the one yet to be played, which is currently at zero because none of the big teams have played yet.

And, as like last year, Real Madrid continue to be in the second position behind Manchester City despite having won the UEFA Champions League in the campaign gone by.

With the elimination of points from the 2019/20 season, the ranking is altered to give value to the latest campaigns, but even so, Real Madrid are still unable to overtake City.

Source: UEFA

Pep Guardiola’s side have 123,000 points to Real Madrid’s 119,000 while Bayern Munich sit third with 108,000 points. Liverpool take up the fourth position.

Real Madrid have won two Champions League titles to Manchester City’s one in the last five years.

But Guardiola’s side have managed to reach at least the semi-finals, as well as two finals, in all the editions that count towards the current ranking. That has allowed them to rack up a considerable number of points and still lead the standings.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s arch-rivals, Barcelona have dropped to the 18th position in the standings while Atletico Madrid are just a place above them in the 17th spot.

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