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Real Madrid set to drop interest in 30-year-old La Liga star – report

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Andriy Lunin was said to be on his way out of Real Madrid not very long ago. However, a turn of events now renders his continuity more probable, at least until his contract runs out in 2024.

The Ukrainian international’s inclination to stay, needless to say, changes a lot in Real Madrid’s plans on the transfer window. According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos are now definitely out of the race to sign Getafe goalkeeper David Soria.

Los Blancos saw the 30-year-old Spanish veteran as the ideal profile to serve as a backup for Thibaut Courtois. After all, Soria has built a strong reputation with years of experience under his belt.

However, with the goalkeeping position in safe hands for the time being, the 2022/23 Copa del Rey winners have dropped their interest in the Spanish ace.

After all, the deal was far from being close to materialising. Real Madrid were unable to meet Getafe’s demand of a €10 million fee, and the player himself had doubts about leaving his position as a starter for a bench role.

In the recently concluded La Liga season, Soria played 90 minutes in all 38 of his team’s games. With four penalty saves and 13 clean sheets, he was a critical part of Getafe’s race to escape relegation. To go from such prominence to the shadows on the sidelines was unsurprisingly a difficult choice.

Lunin has served as an able second over the past year, and Los Blancos would not be opposed to renewing his deal when it runs out next summer. The ball lies in the youngster’s court, and it is possible that he chooses a new club with regular minutes as a free agent.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later

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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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