Real Madrid have been offered the opportunity to sign Chelsea outcast Romelu Lukaku by his agent, reports journalist Tomas Gonzalez-Martin.
Having lost Karim Benzema very early in the summer, Real Madrid have failed to adequately replaced him thus far.
Joselu has returned to his boyhood club but is not an elite striker and could, at best, be a backup option.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti wanted the club to sign Harry Kane, but the hierarchy had some concerns about his age and price tag.
Kylian Mbappe has been heavily linked with the Merengues yet again but it appears likely that the Frenchman will remain at PSG for one more year.
It leaves Real Madrid without a proper striker in the ranks beyond Joselu, which has led to them being offered players by agents.
Lukaku offered to Real Madrid
Earlier this week, we reported that Real Madrid were offered a chance to sign Randal Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt by his representative.
Now, it is being claimed that Chelsea outcast Lukaku has also been offered to the Spanish capital outfit by his agent.
Lukaku spent the last season on loan at Inter Milan, but will not be returning to the Giuseppe Meazza on a permanent transfer.
A move to Juventus has been talked about for a while now but there has been no substantial progress on that front either.
But with Lukaku, whose market value stands at €40 million, not being a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid have been provided with an opportunity to sign him.
However, as things stand, Real Madrid are not planning on making any more additions to their squad this summer. As far as Los Blancos are concerned their market is closed.
Real Madrid attentive to the situation of Serie A marksman, Chelsea, Saudi Arabia also keen
Amid signs of trouble brewing between Napoli and their ace goalscorer Victor Osimhen, Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the Nigerian hitman’s situation, reports the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old was one of the pioneers of Napoli’s Serie A title triumph during the 2022/23 season. But the relationship between the player and the club appears to have taken a hit over the past few days.
All is not well between Osimhen and Napoli
It all started with a distasteful video mocking Osimhen’s penalty miss during the game against Bologna that was posted on Napoli’s official TikTok account.
While the club took down the video soon after, it has not gone down too well with the 24-year-old or his entourage.
In fact, Osimhen’s agent even hinted at a possible legal proceeding against the Partenopei for the social media blunder.
The striker was in action for the club’s game against Udinese last night and even scored a goal, but was in no mood to celebrate.
Real Madrid attentive
Given the recent developments, Real Madrid are understood to have taken a note of the situation and are keeping a close eye on the matter.
The Merengues had been linked with a move for Osimhen during the summer transfer window as well, although nothing came of it.
But with the lack of a natural striker beyond Joselu becoming an issue, the Napoli hitman could become an option either in January or in the summer, if he decides to part ways with the Serie A giants.
Apart from Real Madrid, though, clubs from Saudi Arabia are also looking at Osimhen and would be willing to throw cash at him just like they did with several top stars during the summer window.
Chelsea, too, have an interest in Osimhen although they could find it difficult to sign him in January unless they make some cuts to their squad.
It remains to be seen if this leads to anything in the coming months but for now Real Madrid are closely watching the situation surrounding Osimhen.