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Real Madrid making extra efforts to sign in-demand Brazilian striker – Romano

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Palmeiras forward Endrick has the world at his feet. The 16-year-old, reportedly monitored by a number of European teams, is also wanted by Real Madrid and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed on his podcast that the European champions have been pushing a lot for his signature in the past few days.

The news comes days after it was revealed that the Brazilian team had rejected an approach from Paris Saint-Germain for the 16-year-old attacker, who has scored three goals in seven senior appearances for Palmeiras.

Apart from Real Madrid and PSG, there is also strong interest from Premier League giants Chelsea, while Barcelona have also been mentioned as a suitor, although their financial issues make them an outsider in the race.

PSG made their move and offered up a combined €80 million for Endrick and fellow Palmeiras teenage prodigy Estevao.

But signing Endrick is still pretty much an open race, as reported by Romano.

“There’s still no agreement between Palmeiras and any other club, or on the player’s side,” Romano said in his briefing for CaughtOffside.

“It’s still open and it’s the player who will decide, so more than bids to Palmeiras, it’s about convincing the player. The race remains the same: Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG. All the clubs are still in the race, 100%,” he added.

Real Madrid have enjoyed a lot of success by landing Brazilian talents in the recent past. Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes have become key players of the first-team setup while Reinier Jesus could still be integrated into the setup after his loan spell with Girona.

At the same time, however, PSG have Neymar and Marquinhos, two of Brazil’s senior figures and the temptation of playing alongside the veterans might work in PSG’s favour. 

As things stand, though, the race for Endrick remains open and Real Madrid are working extra hard to try and beat PSG and Chelsea to the 16-year-old’s signing.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move

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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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