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Real Madrid defender out for 7-10 days with hamstring injury, could return for derby



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Melchor Ruiz of COPE has provided a fresh update on the situation of Real Madrid defender Eder Militao, who picked up an injury against Celtic earlier this week.

The win against the Scottish champions came at some cost for Los Blancos as Karim Benzema is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks after injuring his knee. The 34-year-old striker will, in all likelihood, miss the derby against Atletico Madrid next weekend.

Along with Benzema, Militao had also picked up an injury at Celtic Park on Tuesday night. He had undergone tests yesterday which had shown that the condition of his injury was not bad.

Now, there has been a fresh update on the Brazilian defender’s injury situation. Melchor Ruiz is reporting that Militao has injured his left hamstring, but it is not anything serious or major. However, it is likely to keep him out of action for 7-10 days at the very least.

That effectively rules Militao out of the weekend La Liga clash against RCD Mallorca. In addition to that, the 24-year-old will also miss the Champions League clash next week against RB Leipzig.

But, the update indicates that the former FC Porto could recover in time for the derby against Atletico Madrid next weekend. That will come as good news for Real Madrid even though they have quality cover in defence in the form of Antonio Rudiger.

The German international has not played all that much since arriving from Chelsea in the summer, with Carlo Ancelotti preferring his tried and tested partnership of Militao and David Alaba.

But the upcoming two matches will provide Rudiger with a solid opportunity to carve out a place for himself in the lineup. Once Militao returns, the manager can pair him up with the German while utilising Alaba at left-back ahead of Ferland Mendy.

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Real Madrid target has rejected advances from Bayern Munich – report



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Harry Kane has once again become the centre of attention ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

With the forward having just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Tottenham, many expect him to leave the club at the end of the season. His situation has alerted Real Madrid, who were in contention to sign the player last summer.

However, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the services of Kane, with the Englishman also being courted by Bayern Munich. The German giants are in the market for a top-class forward after being almost beaten by Dortmund for the Bundesliga title this term.

But according to Christian Falk, Harry Kane has decided to reject a move to Bayern Munich this summer. This is a significant boost for Real Madrid, as they continue to harbour hopes of signing the Englishman next season.

Amid growing fears over Karim Benzema’s continuity at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have had to step up their efforts to sign a new striker ahead of the new season.

The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for Roberto Firmino lately, with the Liverpool striker set to become a free transfer in the coming summer. But a proven superstar such as Kane could be a much better option for a club like Real Madrid.

With 280 goals in 435 matches for Tottenham, Kane has an excellent track record at the highest level of football and can help Real Madrid once again fight for the Champions League title next season while challenging Barcelona for the league crown.

But on the flip side, Real Madrid could think about the future, especially as they look to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024. Splashing the cash on Kane this summer, therefore, could complicate matters, as far as the club are concerned.

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