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Real Madrid consider €100 million-rated midfielder as ‘non-transferable’ amid PL interest

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Over the past week, there have been several departures from Real Madrid as Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard have all left the club.

More departures are expected with the Merengues working to offload the out-of-favour trio of Jesus Vallejo, Andriy Lunin, and Alvaro Odriozola.

Amidst the rising number of departures from the Santiago Bernabeu, clubs from the Premier League are understood to have taken an interest in midfielder Federico Valverde.

However, according to a report from AS, Real Madrid consider Valverde a ‘non-transferable’ player and will not listen to any offers for the Uruguayan international at this point.

The 24-year-old, whose current market value stands at €100 million, has grown leaps and bounds over the past couple of seasons under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti and has been pretty much a regular fixture in the lineup week in and week out.

Indeed, Valverde played 56 times across all competitions in the 2022/23 campaign, notching up 12 goals and seven assists in the process.

And, despite the tentative interest from the Premier League, Real Madrid have no desire to entertain any sort of offers for the Uruguayan international. The report states that Los Blancos consider him a key part of the ‘strategic project’ with the first team and will not entertain any offers for the midfielder.

Valverde, though, will have to contend with added competition in midfield come next season as Real Madrid have added Jude Bellingham to their ranks as well.

The 19-year-old arrives in a deal worth €103 million plus add-ons and will aim to be a starter in Ancelotti’s team, competing with the aforementioned Valverde, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Dani Ceballos, and Eduardo Camavinga for a spot in the lineup.

As for Valverde, the stance from the club is very clear. The 24-year-old is ‘non-transferable’. The only concern regarding the Uruguayan at this point is that he could miss a number of games at the start of the next season due to the incident involving Alex Baena, sanctions for which are still awaited.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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