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Real Madrid tracking Tottenham, Man City target for three seasons, eyeing summer move



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Pedro Porro is one of the hottest names in the transfer market. The Sporting CP defender is one of the few promising right-backs available on the market, and it is not surprising that Real Madrid have their eyes on him too.

The European Champions boast of one of the world’s finest squads, but it is glaringly obvious that they lack quality in the full-back positions.

Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are the only players Carlo Ancelotti trusts on the right of defence. Both Spanish internationals are now on the wrong side of thirty, and a fresh pair of legs is becoming a big necessity.

According to reports from AS, Florentino Perez & co. have been following Porro’s development for a long time now. The observation that began three seasons ago has brought in good reports and chief scout Juni Calafat has valued his exponential growth very positively.

The Spaniard has a release clause of €45 million, and Real Madrid are interested in signing him come June. However, there are contenders in the market willing to pursue him in the ongoing winter transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte loves Porro’s profile and is pushing for his signing. However, the English side are far from reaching the economic terms demanded by Sporting.

More importantly, Manchester City reserve a purchase clause on their former right-back as included in the contract during his sale to Sporting CP. They can either sign him in January for a fee of just €17 million or in June for an additional €5.5 million.

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Porro thus depends on the two Premier League side’s decisions this month. If the player remains in Portugal come June, the Merengues could look to swoop in for his signing.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report



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With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.

One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.

According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.

Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.

The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.

Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.

Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.

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