Real Madrid will be go all guns blazing this summer transfer window, hoping to sign multiple players across multiple positions. They are preparing a revolutionary break, with the intention of spending around €300-400 million.
Los Blancos have announced the departure of four of their forwards across the last week, including Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz, and most importantly, Karim Benzema.
With Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo the only frontline options remaining in the squad at this point, Madrid are naturally going to sign multiple players across the attack, and the same was confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti during his press conference yesterday.
One of the players they are considering is Chelsea’s Kai Havertz. The German moved to Stamford Bridge in 2020 on a €80 million deal, but is not set to leave the club after a rather underwhelming three years.
Real Madrid are already in talks with Havertz’s management, according to a report by Kerry Hau. He has been thinking about leaving Chelsea for a while, now, and is very excited about the prospect of moving to Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid’s Chief Scout, Juni Calafat, is also a huge fan of the player alongside Florentino Perez and Carlo Ancelotti.
Chelsea will ask Madrid to cough up around €60 million to sign Havertz as they want ‘important’ money for the player. They do need to sell players this summer, though, as could be in hot waters with the Financial Fair Play.
The report also says that Havertz gets along well with Toni Kroos and Antonio Rudiger, having played with them for the German National Team. Not to mention, he also won the Champions League in the same Chelsea team as the latter under Thomas Tuchel.
Madrid are also preparing a move for Harry Kane, who is their number one priority for the striker position. Tottenham Hotspur are ready to let the player go to a non-Premier League club, but have set a price tag of around €120 million on him.
Real Madrid defender taken off with an injury against Las Palmas
There just does not appear to be any respite from injuries for Real Madrid.
Just when it appeared that they were close to having their full squad – barring the two long-term absentees – the Merengues have been struck down by fresh injuries this week.
Arda Guler, who was on the cusp of being named in the squad for the Las Palmas clash, injured himself in training on Tuesday.
And now, during the game against Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid have lost key defender David Alaba to an injury.
Close to the 40th-minute mark, Alaba went down on the ground clutching his leg and appeared to be in quite a bit of discomfort.
Soon enough, the medical staff arrived to take a look at the Austrian and seconds later he was off the pitch and straight towards the tunnel.
Lucas Vazquez came on to replace the injured Alaba, with Nacho Fernandez moving into the centre-back position alongside Antonio Rudiger.
Alaba’s injury leaves Carlo Ancelotti with just two fit centre-backs in Rudiger and Nacho, which is set to be a matter of great concern.
The hope will be that Alaba’s condition is nothing serious and that he is able to mount a quick recovery.