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Real Madrid president reproached RFEF chief over Copa del Rey final schedule – report



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Over the past weekend, Real Madrid secured their first Copa Del Rey title since 2014, when they narrowly beat CA Osasuna 2-1. It was a joyous moment for the Spanish giants, who hadn’t historically fared well in this competition.

But not everything went smoothly on the night, with a recent report from El Chirinquito revealing a confrontation between Florentino Perez and Luis Rubiales just before the game.

As per the report, Real Madrid president Perez had reproached Rubiales, the RFEF chief, during the dinner the prior to the game. Perez wanted to talk about the schedule of Copa Del Rey, which was understandably questionable.

The final took place just a few before Real Madrid’s upcoming semifinal encounter against Manchester City.

Talking about the schedule, Perez was not too happy with RFEF president Rubiales. The conservation understandably created tension between the two parties. The report suggests Perez left the meeting in a form of anger.

Prior to the Copa Del Rey final, Real Madrid had requested RFEF to change the date of the final, but to no avail. One would expect the lack of initiative from the Spanish football federation might have angered Perez even more.

However, with the game done and dusted, Real Madrid would look to move on and shift their focus on the upcoming Man City. Fortunately for Los Blancos, the club faced no injuries to key players on the night and should have main players available for Man City, including veteran midfielder Luka Modric.

The Croatian had missed the last few matches prior to the final due to discomfort. But he featured as a substitute against Osasuna and has confirmed he will be fully fit for the Champions League tie this midweek.

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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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