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Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea leading the chase for €60 million teenage sensation – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are ahead of all other clubs in the race to sign Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.

The 16-year-old is a wanted commodity in the transfer market even though he cannot arrive in Europe for two more years due to FIFA rules. Despite that, the striker is sparking a major transfer war already with several sides vying to sign him up.

Reports had indicated that Real Madrid were closing in on his signing and had already sent an executive to formally start negotiations with Palmeiras to get the deal over the line at the earliest possible.

It was also claimed that Endrick himself would prefer to join Real Madrid. However, the 16-year-old’s father confirmed last night that they are yet to decide on his next move and there is no specific club that the teenager prefers at this point.

Now, Romano is reporting that along with Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea are also making a stern push for the teenage striker’s signing.

Endrick signed his first professional contract with Palmeiras in July earlier this year. It is said to contain a €60 million release clause, although there is belief that the Brazilian club would be willing to accept a slightly lower sum.

Romano claims that no club has made an official bid for Endrick as of yet but suspects that it will change soon.

Chelsea, under their new ownership, are looking to add top young talents to their ranks while PSG are also hoping to utiliise their financial pull to land Endrick, who is regarded as the finest prospect in Brazilian football currently.

Real Madrid, though, are believed to have forged a good relationship with Endrick’s camp which could end up working in their favour should the battle for his signing heat up.

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€40 million midfielder prefers a move to Real Madrid over Premier League clubs – report



The race for Jude Bellingham has become tightly contested in recent weeks. Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid all pursue the Borussia Dortmund star closely and hope to win his signing come June.

Given the heavy competition, it is natural that the clubs have alternative names on their tables. One such name on the radars of the aforementioned clubs is Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.

The La Liga midfielder has offers from the Premier League for the summer. However, SER reports that the player has asked Real Madrid if they will match the offer from England and has displayed his interest in joining the club.

Veiga’s release clause with Celta Vigo is valued at €40 million. If the Merengues can match such a valuation, either through direct means or player exchanges, the young phenom will don white next season.

Real Madrid have followed Veiga’s profile for a while now and have made their interest in his signing known to his environment. Yet, the Spanish outlet also adds that Veiga’s potential arrival in June would not close the doors for Jude Bellingham’s signing.

Rafa Marin of Real Madrid Castilla is a player who interests Celta Vigo, and unsurprisingly is one of the names on Los Blancos’ table to utilise in a swap deal for Veiga. Yet, it is safe to say that talks of a player exchange are in a rudimentary stage.

The 20-year-old Spanish phenom has lit up La Liga this season. In 25 appearances for Celta Vigo this season, he has scored nine goals and provided three assists. He averages close to one key pass per game and has created five big chances in his league campaign.

With Los Blancos unwilling to let go of Bellingham’s pursuit irrespective of Veiga’s signing, the question will boil down to the financial leeway the Merengues have and whether they can afford to shell out €40 million in addition to the Englishman’s fee.

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