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Real Madrid planning to reinforce three positions during summer transfer window

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Prominent journalist Santi Aouna (via Madrid Xtra) has offered a series of updates on Real Madrid’s transfer plans in the upcoming summer transfer window.

According to the Foot Mercato journalist, the Spanish giants are planning to significantly strengthen the squad ahead of the new season. And as part of their plans, they are aiming to sign up to three players.

One of the priority targets is a midfielder. Needless to say, Real Madrid have already made some progress on that front. The club are in pole position to secure the services of Jude Bellingham. The player is ready to move to Santiago Bernabeu and has rejected other offers.

Real Madrid only need to reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund, before the deal can be closed.

Another priority target for Los Blancos this summer is a left-back. The club are planning ahead for a rejig in the position, especially with Ferland Mendy likely to leave at the end of the season. The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

Real Madrid will bring back Fran Garcia ahead of the new season, but they are looking for a more proven option at left-back, with Andy Robertson emerging as the latest target.

Finally, the Spanish giants are looking to sign a new attacker. With Karim Benzema nearing the end of his career, Carlo Ancelotti may require the services of a reliable alternative in the goalscoring department.

Vinicius Junior has done an excellent job, but Real Madrid appear to be far too reliant on the Brazilian at times. The club, therefore, are keen on bringing in a proven attacker this summer. They have been linked with moves for Richarlison, Dusan Vlahovic and others, but there is no clarity, as far as the priority target is concerned.

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  1. Pat Grey

    May 28, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Despite occasional flashes of brilliance, Richarlson is not a predictable serial goal scorer at the level of Benzema when the latter is at his best. Although both of them are Brazilians, it will take no time before he and the other temperamental Brazilian, Vinicius, clash on the pitch even though they’ll be playing for the same team.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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