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Real Madrid looking to sign a right-back next season; Barcelona target among options

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Real Madrid have a fair bit of business to conduct ahead of the summer transfer window, with several positions in need of reinforcement.

The likes of Karim Benzema, Ferland Mendy, Daniel Carvajal have been playing without a proper backup through the season, while Real Madrid are not fully sold on any right-wingers.

While they are very close to signing Jude Bellingham, as reported by multiple sources, they are also looking to sign a right-back in the summer, according to BILD. Players like Diogo Dalot and Juan Foyth are among options for that role.

A move for Dalot will be difficult for Madrid, considering the player is in talks to sign an extension with Manchester United. His one-year automatic extension has also been triggered by the club, which means he has been tied to Old Trafford until 2024.

Foyth, meanwhile, is on the agenda of Barcelona, as well. He is Xavi’s first-choice to reinforce the right-back position, but will cost upwards of €54 million, which is release clause.

Villarreal also want his release clause paid in full, at least by Barcelona, given the Catalans’ delicate financial situation. Madrid, on the other hand, will not have much trouble affording his contract.

Reports have also claimed that they are also keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong. The Dutchman is on Manchester United’s radar, though, and will likely attract a lot more attention as the season goes on.

These reports come on the back of Daniel Carvajal’s less-than-ideal performances this season. The Spaniard has played 24 games in the league, setting up two goals in the process.

Lucas Vazquez has been playing as a backup for Carvajal this season, with Alvaro Odrioziola barely getting any minutes. His departure in this summer is almost sealed, too, which should open the doors for a new signing.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash

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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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