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Real Madrid transfer target set to sign for PSG in €25 million deal



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While Real Madrid have been busy in the current transfer window, they have been equally active in securing deals for the near future. Given the club’s rich history, it is not difficult for them to win a player’s commitment well before the official signing.

One such player linked with a move to the Bernabeu next summer was Fabian Ruiz. The Spanish midfielder has been on the radar of several top European clubs in recent years and was expected to make a move at the end of his contract with Napoli.

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Paris Saint-Germain are set to gatecrash Los Blancos‘ plans. The French club are closing in on signing Ruiz in the ongoing transfer window with talks already in advanced stages.

Napoli and PSG are optimistic about reaching an agreement in the coming days, especially given that PSG football advisor Luis Campos is a big fan of the Spanish midfielder.

This comes as a big blow to the Madrid offices as Ruiz was seen as the long-term replacement for Luka Modric. With the 26-year-old set to move to Ligue 1, Ancelotti’s side will have to identify alternate profiles.

Last season, Ruiz made 32 league appearances for the Naples-based side, scoring seven goals and providing four assists. The Spanish international also averaged over seven defensive actions per game.

The transfer fee involved in Ruiz’s move is expected to be around €25 million including add-ons, reports Corriere dello Sport. Given that Real Madrid have already spent big to acquire Aurelien Tchouameni, it is unlikely that they will hijack the move of Ruiz this summer.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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