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Real Madrid eyeing RB Leipzig forward as Marco Asensio replacement – report



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RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo ends his ongoing deal in 2024 and the 25-year-old seems to be not interested in extending his stay with the German team.

This makes the Spanish international a compelling option for several suitors to consider as Leipzig will be forced to sell him at a lower price. 

This is where Real Madrid chip in. As reported by Aritz Gabilondo while writing for Diario AS, the Los Blancos are one of the few top teams who are interested in his acquisition.

Now, Leipzig’s stance is pretty clear regarding Olmo; they do not want to part ways with the midfielder. However, towards the end of the season, they might be forced to listen to offers or they will be at risk of losing him for free in 2024.

So far the team from German Bundesliga has not determined a price tag but Gabilondo says that if he is to move this summer, anywhere between €30 million and €40 million will do the trick for the suitor.

As far as Madrid are concerned, they are considering him as a reasonable alternative if a certain Marco Asensio ends up leaving. Although the 27-year-old is expected to renew with the team, there is still no official word on it at the moment.

Furthermore, given his form, he is likely to overtake players like Eden Hazard in the pecking order and he would settle really well alongside the likes of Rodrygo in the team.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are said to be in the race too, although their approach is a little bit different. Unlike Madrid and Bayern, they want the player to wait until 2024 so that they can acquire him for free.

Given the situation at hand, everything is aligning perfectly well for the 25-year-old. He is at the peak of his career, the price is pretty much affordable and he is certainly ready to take the leap in his career.

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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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