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Real Madrid tracking Manchester United full-back whose contract expires in 2024



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Real Madrid are tracking the situation of Manchester United and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, whose contract with the Premier League giants expires next year, reports AS.

Real Madrid have Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez as their frontline options for the right-back slot. Carlo Ancelotti has also used Nacho Fernandez in the position while youngsters like Vinicius Tobias, David Jimenez and Alex Jimenez are coming through the ranks.

It had led to reports that Los Blancos are not planning to rope in a new right-back in the summer.

While that might be the case, AS claims that Real Madrid are still tracking the situation of Dalot, who remains a subject of interest within the Valdebebas.

It must be remembered that the Spanish capital club had recently turned down the chance to sign Manchester City ace Joao Cancelo in the winter. The reasons behind that move were believed to be his age and the finances involved.

But the case is very different when it comes to Dalot as the Manchester United ace is 23-year-old and has a contract that expires in 2024, after the Red Devils triggered a one-year extension for him recently.

Talks over a longer deal are believed to be going on, but with no agreement reached yet, Real Madrid are keeping close tabs on any developments surrounding the former FC Porto starlet.

Carvajal turned 31 years old last month while Vazquez will be 32 in June. So, it is important for the Merengues to start planning for the future. And Dalot could be a good option in that regard.

Los Blancos could decide to move for him in the summer when he has just one year left on his deal or wait until 2024 to snap him up for free.

However, Dalot recently confirmed that talks with Manchester United are going well and affirmed his love for the club, which could pose problems for Real Madrid in pursuit of the 23-year-old.

“We are in a position to say that we are negotiating [my contract] and how both parties will benefit, but it is no secret that I am happy to be here. I love this club, I love to play for this club so we will see how things go,” he had said.

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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano



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According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.

After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.

The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.

A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.

Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.

But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.

At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.

However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.

For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.

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