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Real Madrid and AC Milan plan to meet next month to discuss on-loan winger – report



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As reported by ABC SPORT (h/t Madrid Xtra), a meeting between the representatives of Real Madrid and AC Milan is scheduled for next month and the topic of discussion is going to be a certain Brahim Diaz.

Diaz, 23, is in his third loan spell with Milan and over the years, the winger has established himself as a key member of the squad. This season, the Spaniard has made 25 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals and two assists.

A lot has been said about Diaz’s future in the media. For once, Milan’s technical director Paolo Maldini plans to keep him at San Siro and is willing to start a healthy negotiation with Madrid for that.

Interestingly enough, although Stefano Pioli has shown immense faith in the youngster, Milan have intention to pay more than €13-15 million for the attacking midfielder. As for Madrid, the quoted price in case of a permanent acquisition is believed to be around €22 million.

On the other hand, it is believed that Milan have more or less made peace with the fact that Diaz’s departure is certain in the summer. Although there has been a debate regarding whether or not there is a buy option in his loan deal, Milan expect Madrid to go soft as part of the gentleman’s agreement given that the player will complete three years in Italian Serie A.

As it turns out, however, the player is tipped to move back to Real Madrid and in turn, the Serie A side will turn towards a certain Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyonnais.

Milan’s interest in acquiring Aouar solely depends on what happens with Diaz. If Diaz is to continue, the team will have no place to accommodate Aouar, but in case the Spaniard does, in fact, move back to Madrid, Milan will launch an offer for the Lyon captain.

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Manchester City forward rejected Real Madrid after trials – ‘Good experience, but it’s in the past’



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When Real Madrid took on Manchester City last at the Etihad Stadium, they were humbled by a 4-0 thrashing that sent them home.

The game had Manchester City written all over it as the men in blue dominated from start to finish, generating almost five times as much goal threat as Real Madrid.

The final nail in the coffin on the night was delivered by a certain Argentine sensation who had been on the field for just two minutes.

Coming on in the 89th minute, Julian Alvarez found the back of the net in the first minute of added time and secured the win for his side.

Speaking to the media ahead of his team’s second-leg clash against the Merengues, the World Cup winner revealed that he was close to signing for Real Madrid in 2011 when he was still an eleven-year-old player with no professional contract.

He played a tournament in the Real Madrid colours, impressing the administration and management and doing enough to secure a deal.

However, his dream was cut short by FIFA’s rules which implied that a player under 16 could only sign for a club if his entire family moved with him. That, however, was not an option for Alvarez’s family.

“I was there for about 20 days. I was just 11 years old. To go to Spain, all my family had to move. It’s already in the past.”

Julian Alvarez scored against Real Madrid last season. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The young striker eventually signed for River Plate where he shone across all levels to earn a move to Manchester City in 2022. He now stares at another game against the club he could have represented and is determined to give his best tomorrow.

“It was a good experience but it’s in the past. Now I’m different, I’m a professional player. If we listen to what Pep tells us to do, we are going to win,” he said on his thoughts on Real Madrid.

When asked if he would like to score tomorrow against Los Blancos, the youngster did not hesitate in admitting that it would be special for him.

“Of course, I’d love to score again. Last game I was only able to play five minutes and I scored. This time I’d love to play a bit more and of course score.”

Finally, the World Cup winner spoke on Manchester City’s goal of defending the UCL title and why it was a very demanding ask from the men in blue.

“It’s going to be hard [to retain the Champions League]. Last season was hard, this season will be hard again. But we know what we have to do and we have the things to do it again.”

“We always learn, especially winning five different competitions, we learned a lot. But we always see the next game and we always focus on winning, winning, winning the next game,” he added on the team’s approach.

Source: Manchester Evening News

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