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Real Madrid, Manchester United submit ‘letter of interest’ for 20-year-old Barcelona target

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According to reports from Danish outlet BT, Real Madrid have expressed their interest in 20-year-old talent Rasmus Hojlund, who plays for Atalanta BC in Italy.

The player is extensively being am discussed in the club offices who have confirmed their intentions with a ‘letter of interest.’ Interestingly, Manchester United are also eyeing the star and have also submitted a similar letter.

The 20-year-old talent plays primarily as a centre-forward and made the jump to Europe’s elite leagues only last year. After stints in Denmark and Austria, he signed for Serie A side Atalanta in August 2022 and has enjoyed a good run so far.

In 26 starts in the Italian top flight, Hojlund has scored seven goals and provided two assists in the process. He averages just under one key pass per game and has created one big chance so far.

Hojlund’s contract with Atalanta runs until the summer of 2027, implying that a large transfer fee is imminent considering the number of clubs eyeing him.

In fact, La Liga rivals Barcelona are said to be closely following his situation too as a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

Real Madrid, like their Catalan counterparts, are in dire need of a successor for mainstay Karim Benzema. The Frenchman has enjoyed great form in recent weeks, but the first half of the season shows exactly why the Merengues must prioritise the centre-forward department.

Los Blancos have many more established stars on their radar including the likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. And now, Hojlund, too, has emerged as a possible target, with the Merengues said to be holding a concrete interest in the 20-year-old striker.

That said, it remains to be seen whether they are willing to take a bet on Hojlund who has relatively little experience in the top flight, especially given how Luka Jovic’s case turned out.

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Ancelotti devises plan to prepare Real Madrid defensive ace for Bayern Munich clash

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Eder Militao has charted a remarkable recovery to return from an ACL injury he suffered on the first day of the 2023/24 season.

The Brazilian international came back to action in late March, featuring for a couple of minutes against Athletic Club – the very team against whom he had sustained the injury.

Following that, the centre-back has also featured sparingly in games against Mallorca and Manchester City, although he is yet to start a game.

Ancelotti has plan for Militao

Now, AS reports that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has devised a plan for Militao to be ready to go when the team face Bayern Munich later this month in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg.

Militao is expected to play an important role in the Champions League semi-finals. The coaching staff is counting on him to reinforce the team’s defensive capabilities.

The first phase of his reintegration into the dynamics of the competition, which was more psychological than physical, has already been completed.

Ancelotti has a plan for Militao. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ancelotti, who has now drawn up a special plan to give him minutes in order to get him ready (physically) for the semi-finals.

First Militao will be used in the Clásico today, depending on how the game goes. Then against Real Sociedad next week, on this occasion, the Brazilian could even likely be a starter.

At centre-back or right-back

Militao will have options to play against Bayern Munich in the centre of defence, alongside Antonio Rudiger, but also at right-back, as Dani Carvajal will miss the game because he picked up his third yellow card of the season at the Etihad.

It will all depend on how the Brazilian performs in the two remaining games against Barça and Real Sociedad before the UCL semi-final first leg on 30 April.

For the second leg, on 8 May, at the Bernabeu, Militao will compete on equal terms with the rest of the back four. There will be one more game between the two contests, against Cadiz, for him to get minutes. That’s what Ancelotti is counting on with the Brazilian.

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