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Real Madrid, Barcelona interested in 28-year-old Bayern Munich superstar – report



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According to reports from Kerry Hau of SPORT1, Real Madrid, alongside Barcelona, have been interested in Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich for a long time now. The Merengues have constantly had an eye on his situation but a transfer is still a distant dream.

The Bavarians have no intentions of placing Kimmich on the market for any price. The administration see him as an integral part of the squad for the years to come and even as a captain in the near future.

Over the years at Allianz Arena, Kimmich has established himself as a regular starter at the club. Though he began his spell in Germany as a right-back, the gamble to move him to midfield has worked out well for the Bavarians.

However, reports earlier in the day stated that he was unhappy with Julian Nagelsmann’s sacking and the situation in the dressing room. The two factors, reportedly, were pushing him towards an exit from the club, with Barcelona said to be interested.

Now, it is being claimed that Real Madrid, too, have their eyes on the 28-year-old German international.

A player of Kimmich’s quality would slot right into Ancelotti’s setup. However, the club already have the defensive midfield position covered and any new signing would appear surplus.

Eduardo Camavinga’s rise over the months places him as the first-choice starter for the pivot role. Additionally, Toni Kroos sees his future to be in the deeper midfield while Aurelien Tchouameni is another contender for the same position.

Los Blancos are eyeing a triple haul of Jude Bellingham, Alphonso Davies and Kylian Mbappe in June. While pulling off all three signings would be difficult, Kimmich is clearly far from joining Real Madrid considering the club’s already long list of priority targets.

In 31 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich this season, the 28-year-old has scored five goals and provided six assists. He also averages a stunning 2.8 key passes and nine defensive actions per game.

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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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