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Real Madrid midfielder’s agent dismisses Arsenal, Chelsea rumours: “There’s no truth”

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Speaking exclusively to Fabrizio Romano, Joshua Barnett, the agent of Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga has dismissed the youngster’s links to Arsenal and Chelsea.

Camavinga has been at Real Madrid for more than 18 months now and even though he has had a few ups and down so far, the young midfielder is regarded as an important piece of the puzzle for the present and the future.

Carlo Ancelotti’s usage of the 20-year-old has led to some discontent, as the manager has taken off Camavinga at half-time on as many as seven occasions already.

Hoping to capitalise on the situation, Arsenal are said to have enquired about a loan deal for the Frenchman, while Chelsea, too, are understood to be monitoring the situation.

But, Barnett has dismissed the speculations of a loan exit, saying: “There’s no truth. Of course, every club in the world would want him, but he’s very happy in Real Madrid and Real Madrid are very happy with Camavinga.”

This update comes after Romano himself had earlier reported that Real Madrid have no intention whatsoever to let Camavinga leave the club this month.

As mentioned earlier, the Merengues see the 20-year-old former Rennes wonderkid as an important player for the immediate present as well as the future of the team.

Furthermore, Ancelotti & co. are uninterested in changing their squad until the end of the ongoing campaign.

So, as far as Arsenal and Chelsea are concerned, there is little to no scope for them to sign Camavinga on loan in the ongoing January transfer window.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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