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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign 25-year-old Brazilian striker

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While the attacking department seems to be the most sorted out aspect of Carlo Ancelotti’s dressing room, Real Madrid continue to be linked with various forwards in the buildup to the transfer window.

It is probably the aftermath of Kylian Mbappe’s decision to snub the club that has seen Los Blancos linked with the likes of Serge Gnabry and Borja Mayoral in recent days.

According to reports from Carrusel Deportivo, Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City has now been offered to the champions of Europe. The striker asks for a salary of €5 million per season, a very low figure in today’s inflated economy.

While Real Madrid like the idea of incorporating the player, his non-EU passport complicates the operation and makes it close to impossible.

As per La Liga’s rules, a team is permitted to have a maximum of three players with a non-European passport in their squad. At the moment, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao fill the three available vacancies.

There is also no room for any of the three Brazilian’s to claim a Spanish citizenship since they have not played in La Liga for five seasons.

Given that all the current non-EU slot holders are indispensable to Ancelotti’s plans, it is difficult to see Jesus donning the white colors next season.

Jesus started 21 games for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, scoring eight goals and providing eight assists. However, the tough competition for a starting spot at the Etihad and the arrival of Erling Haaland force the Brazilian to make a move away from the club in June.

His contract with the Cityzens ends in 2023. With just over a year left in his deal, City will be willing to part ways with the player for a low fee.

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Real Madrid midfield starlet attracting interest from half the teams in La Liga

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Real Madrid youngster Mario Martin finds himself at an interesting juncture in his fledgeling career.

The midfield prospect is well-liked at the club after impressing with Castilla in the past two seasons while first-team manager Carlo Ancelotti is also an admirer of the player.

While Martin seems to have reached the end of his cycle in Castilla, a spot in the first-team squad is not necessarily available right away, unless Dani Ceballos ends up leaving.

Plenty of interest in Mario Martin

Now, The Athletic reports that Mario Martin is a player in demand in La Liga with half the teams in the Spanish top flight eager to sign him up this summer.

As has already been reported, Real Valladolid and RCD Espanyol are understood to have shown a strong interest in the 20-year-old midfield talent.

Mario Martin is in demand in La Liga. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

However, it appears that there are a plethora of other clubs in La Liga who would be happy to sign Martin from Real Madrid in the current transfer window.

Martin wants to stay

But, the report states Martin is leaning towards staying put at Real Madrid at this point even though the prospects of regular first-team minutes are highly unlikely.

The 20-year-old, who has made four senior appearances for Los Blancos thus far, has a contract that runs until the summer of 2026.

Real Madrid, for their part, are not necessarily ruling out a sale provided a good offer comes along.

Even if they do part ways with Martin, the Spanish capital club would very much likely insert an affordable buyback clause as they have been doing in recent times for departing youth players.

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