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Real Madrid not targeting breakout La Liga midfield star, Bellingham remains the priority



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There has been a lot of noise about Real Madrid potentially shifting their attention to Gabri Veiga, knowing their top target Jude Bellingham could cost a fortune.

Veiga has been one of the rising stars in La Liga this season, establishing himself as a first-team regular at Celta Vigo. He has mesmerised the onlookers with his performances on the pitch, notably racking up nine goals and four assists this season.

However, according to a recent report from MARCA, it appears Real Madrid are not targeting Gabri Veiga. Given the player’s performances in La Liga this term, it is natural his name has been associated with Real Madrid, but the player is not in the club’s road map, at least for the time being.

It must be noted that Real Madrid were not the only club linked with a move for Gabri Veiga, who has a hefty €40 million release clause embedded in his Celta Vigo contract.

Nevertheless, the report suggests Los Blancos have set their sights firmly on Jude Bellingham. The Borussia Dortmund starlet is the undisputed top target for the Spanish giants as they look to move on from the old guards such as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Although both the ageing midfielders look set to remain at Santiago Bernabeu for at least another season, it should not spoil Real Madrid’s plans to sign Bellingham.

The club, in fact, have not stopped working on an economic solution in their bid to sign the Englishman, who has been courted by several other European giants. Manchester City, for one, appear to be Real Madrid’s number-one rival in the race to sign the midfielder.

Liverpool were involved in the race too, but have dropped out recently, while a prolonged stay at Borussia Dortmund has not been ruled out either. Only time will tell what the future holds for the former Birmingham prodigy this coming summer.

As for Veiga, he does not seem to be in the immediate transfer plans at Real Madrid.

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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.

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