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Real Madrid interested in Serie A attacker, have discussed his name with superagent
Real Madrid are bracing themselves for a crucial summer ahead as the club look to not only offload unwanted stars but also strengthen their squad by bringing in new players.
According to a fresh report from Francisco Jose Delgado, one of the players Real Madrid are considering signing ahead of the new season is Rafael Leao. The AC Milan star has been on the radar of the Spanish giants for a while now.
There is a possibility the forward may leave San Siro at the end of the season, as he is yet to renew his contract that expires in 2024.
Francisco Delgado suggests AC Milan will offload Leao in the coming summer if he does not renew his contract at San Siro, as they do not want to risk seeing their star player leave the club on a free transfer in 2024.
Leao’s current demands do not match what AC Milan are willing to offer, thus opening up the possibility of his exit in the coming summer.
Real Madrid have already held talks with Jorge Mendes, his agent, over the forward’s potential move to the Santiago Bernabeu. This is not the first time these two parties have held talks over the AC Milan star.
However, the Spanish giants do sense a market opportunity here, knowing they can bag Leao’s services on a cut-price deal due to his contract situation at Milan. Real Madrid, for their part, could put Brahim Diaz as part of the deal, to act as a sweetener.
This comes against the backdrop of reports suggesting that Real Madrid are serious about making Diaz a part of the first team next season.
AC Milan themselves are keen on keeping hold of Diaz, so it will be interesting to see how this transfer saga takes shape over the coming months.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.