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Real Madrid told to shell out €80 million to sign 23-goal Bundesliga marksman



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Randal Kolo Muani has been on the radar of several top European sides after his consistently high-quality displays last season. With Manchester United and Bayern Munich fighting for his signature already, the youngster does have offers on the table.

Earlier this week, the Frenchman publicly admitted his desire to play at a higher level. His time at Eintracht Frankfurt has been fine, but the forward understandably wishes to shift to the next level. As revealed by L’Equipe, he said:

“Honestly, I want to keep improving and working hard. It’s my dream to play for the big clubs – why not?”

According to reports from Fabrice Hawkins, Real Madrid are also active in the race for Kolo Muani’s signing. This not only means that the 24-year-old has a larger palate to select from but also gives him a chance to play for the sport’s historically most successful team.

With 15 goals and 11 assists to show from his 32 Bundesliga games last season, the 24-year-old was one of Eintracht Frabkfurt’s most consistent players. He also averaged 1.3 key passes per game and created 11 big chances. The striker netted eight more goals in cup competitions, taking his total tally to 23 from 46 games.

Kolo Muani is thus a valid candidate to reinforce Real Madrid’s void in the centre-forward position ahead of next season. The only catch, however, is the economic element.

The German side expect at least €80 million for their young forward, and it remains uncertain whether Los Blancos would be willing to shell out such an amount. After all, they dropped out of the race to sign Kai Havertz for a similar reason.

Moreover, Kolo Muani’s deal with Eintracht Frankfurt runs until the summer of 2027. With close to four years left on his contract, negotiating a lower price could be out of the question.

A lot, thus, will depend on Real Madrid’s situation with Kylian Mbappe. If the Frenchman does not arrive, it could well be his Germany-based compatriot who boards the flight to Madrid instead.

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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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