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Real Madrid interested in Arsenal, Man United target, could cost more than £50 million



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As Real Madrid close in on the capture of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, they are now being linked with another Bundesliga star in the form of Moussa Diaby.

Indeed, according to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid are among the clubs interested in Diaby, who is a priority attacking target for Arsenal heading into the summer transfer window. The likes of Manchester United and Newcastle United are also keen on the Bayer Leverkusen ace.

A product of the PSG youth academy, Diaby has been with Leverkusen since 2019 and has grown into one of the top attacking players in the German Bundesliga.

In the ongoing campaign, the 23-year-old Frenchman has netted 14 goals and set up ten more across all competitions, playing a part in Die Werkself’s progress to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals under the tutelage of Xabi Alonso, a possible managerial target for Real Madrid.

Even though he has played primarily on the right wing this season, Diaby is a versatile forward capable of playing anywhere across the frontline.

Given that the Merengues are set to part ways with Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard in the summer, they could use some additional depth in the attacking ranks.

However, signing the former PSG ace is unlikely to come cheap as the report suggests that the 23-year-old could cost in excess of £50 million. Given his contract still has two more years, Leverkusen are under no pressure to sell right away either.

On top of that, the competition from the Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle could also complicate matters as Real Madrid might not be willing to splash the cash on Diaby after having done so to land Bellingham.

So, while there may be interest in the 23-year-old attacker, a move might be unlikely this summer.

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Real Madrid president dreaming of trident attack featuring €180 million-rated French starlet



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Real Madrid have drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the upcoming summer transfer window and the club’s squad planning ahead of the new season, but as far as the club’s ambition is concerned, the objective is to sign Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

Real Madrid are expected to revolve everything around the idea of signing the PSG superstar next year, reports Alfredo Matilla and Sergio Santos.

As per the two Spanish journalists, Florentino Perez is envisioning a Real Madrid strikeforce comprising Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Mbappe.

The report points out that Real Madrid view the Frenchman as a realistic target as they expect him not to accept the option of extending his contract at PSG until 2025 next year. His fallout with the PSG has been already well-documented this year.

With Les Parisien seemingly failing to live up to Mbappe’s ambition, it could only be a matter of time before he opts to leave the club. To that end, Real Madrid will be prepared, especially at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid are starting to lose hope of signing Erling Haaland, because of the striker’s excellent relationship with Pep Guardiola which could keep him at Man City beyond 2024. Mbappe, therefore, has emerged as the top target for Los Blancos.

The potential strikeforce comprising Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mbappe could see Real Madrid operating in a 4-3-3 formation, with Mbappe playing at the centre. It must be noted that the club are also involved in the pursuit of Kai Havertz.

The German could be an intriguing addition to this strikeforce – potentially making Real Madrid one of the most feared attacking sides in Europe. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Los Blancos can actually manage to pull the signing of Mbappe or Havertz in the near future.

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