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Real Madrid star waiting on team’s summer movements to decide on his future – report



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Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos ends his contract at the end of the season and while the 26-year-old does want to stay, things might not turn out that way in the summer.

At the moment, AS claims that Ceballos is not demanding first-team football. On the contrary, what he wants is to have a responsible role at the club and this remains key to his continuity.

Now, over the past few weeks, the former Arsenal loanee has gotten more minutes and has become the first-choice choice off the bench for the engine room. Although that does excite him, Madrid’s movement in the summer transfer window can change everything for Ceballos.

It is a known fact that Real Madrid prioritize signing Jude Bellingham and this is an operation that could cost more than €120 million. 

The feelings in the Real Madrid camp are pretty much positive and while the player is looking forward to the move, all that remains for Real Madrid is to convince Borussia Dortmund.

In that regard, while Madrid do have a great relationship with Dortmund, the fact that the German team is looking to offer him a new contract with a release clause worth €150 million might pose a problem.

If he does end up signing the contract, there will be no bidding war as whoever activates it will get the midfielder, but of course, the player will have his say in it. As a result, Madrid have identified Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga as an alternative.

Any reinforcement in midfield is going to hamper Ceballos’ playing time next season as both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are also nearing new deals at the Bernabeu.

This means in addition to the veteran duo, the team will have Federico Valverde, Bellingham/Veiga, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and Ceballos in midfield. A lot of talent and a lot of competition.

Everything regarding Ceballos will be decided towards the end of the season, but Madrid do want to keep him at the club and he wants to stay as well. However, all that could change depending on how the club’s summer operations work out.

So the next few weeks are going to be crucial as the team will hold further talks with Carlo Ancelotti and Ceballos’ representatives to discuss the plan of action.

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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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