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Real Madrid and Manchester City have made ’similar offers’ for Dortmund star



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The story of Real Madrid’s Erling Haaland pursuit is nothing short of incredible. There have been days when Los Blancos have led the race to sign the Norweigan and an equal number of days when they have been discarded as an option.

A month ago, Real Madrid were said to be out of the race because of their pursuit of Kylian Mbappe. Haaland wished to be the sole star of the team he joined and having to share the spotlight with the French protege did not appeal to him.

However, the Madrid based side are now back in the race and find themselves with close to a 50% chance of landing the striker.

Manchester City are the biggest rivals to Real Madrid in the race for the Borussia Dortmund star. Pep Guardiola’s side are said to have tempted the player with their project and economical offer and held the upper hand over Los Blancos.

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, the proposal from Madrid side is very similar to that from City. The final decision, however, is yet to be made by the player.

The Norweigan reportedly preferred a move to La Liga over the other top European leagues for the coming summer. With Barcelona out of the race for financial reasons, Real Madrid find themselves with a good chance of signing the star striker.

In Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr, Madrid will boast of one of the most feared attacks in world football. However, it will mean that the team can no longer look to spend big on reinforcing other positions in the upcoming transfer window.

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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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