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Real Madrid have ‘sounded out’ the entourage of €54 million Barcelona target



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According to SPORT, Real Madrid have identified Villarreal defender and Barcelona transfer target Juan Foyth as a potential transfer target for the summer window.

Real Madrid look set to enter the market for a new right-back in the summer as concerns grow over Dani Carvajal’s form, fitness, and longevity. Carlo Ancelotti has Lucas Vazquez and Nacho Fernandez as backups, but neither are natural full-backs.

There has been no decision made on the permanent signing of Vinicius Tobias, who has been doing well for the Real Madrid Castilla team.

So, despite some reports suggesting otherwise, it seems like Real Madrid will scan the market for a new right-sided full-back.

Chelsea ace Reece James had been touted as a target, but the Englishman is unlikely to leave in the summer.

Now, it seems the Merengues have set their sights on Foyth and have already sounded out his entourage about the possibility of a summer move.

It must be noted that Barcelona have been pursuing the signing of the 25-year-old Argentine international since last summer. However, Financial Fair Play issues have become a major impedance in their path to land the right-back.

The situation is likely to remain the same for Barça this summer as well, as they are currently not in a position to meet Villarreal’s €54 million demands for Foyth, which is the value of his release clause.

Amidst this, Real Madrid have entered the fray to sign the 25-year-old, who won the FIFA World Cup 2022 with Argentina.

While Los Blancos have sounded out Foyth’s entourage, they are yet to take a firm decision on whether they wish to sign him or not. The report states that Real Madrid have the financial muscle to pull off the deal, but could back out if they feel the asking price is too steep.

The reigning Spanish and European champions are also understood to hold an interest in Joao Cancelo despite having turned down the chance to sign him in January. It remains to be seen whether they go after Foyth or Cancelo or decide to stay with their current right-back options.

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Real Madrid eye €3.5 million-rated relegated Premier League striker to reinforce attack



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Following a difficult season with troubles in La Liga and the Champions League preventing Real Madrid from retaining their crowns, Los Blancos move towards a transformative summer, full of innovations.

Real Madrid managed to clear plenty of unwanted figures at the club, with a huge relief on the wage bill. However, with an array of exits, the squad has contracted and thus replacements are being inquired.

Apart from the high-profile departure of Karim Benzema, fringe players have also bid their farewell.

Among those names is Mariano Diaz, who was Madrid’s backup striker prior to his withdrawal. Several names have been put on the table to fill his absence as the club largely aim to address their lack of depth.

According to Arancha Rodriguez (via RM4Arab), Leeds United striker Rodrigo Moreno is one of the names gaining consensus in the Madrid hierarchy. Moreover, Joselu has also been considered as a viable alternative.

The two favourites to replace Mariano have proven to be important figures for their clubs as both strikers maintain a starting role.

Playing for Espanyol, Joselu ended the La Liga campaign as the third top scorer, only behind Benzema and Lewandowski. Considering Espanyol’s relegation, such a feat looks even more impressive. The Spaniard secured 19 goals in all competitions.

On the other hand, Rodrigo Moreno recorded 16 goals last season across all competitions. Similar to Joselu’s case, the Spanish international also suffered relegation with Leeds, in spite of his good numbers.

With both players offering adequate output in struggling sides, Real Madrid’s interest is practical. Moreover, considering both Espanyol and Leeds were relegated, their asking price will undeniably lower, which enables the Merengues to sign one of the two targets at a more convenient rate.

It is claimed that Rodrigo has a release clause worth €3.5 million which Los Blancos would have to trigger to sign him from Leeds United.

It now remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti & co. go after the former Valencia man or move for Joselu instead.

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