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Real Madrid utility man attracting interest from 2022/23 Serie A runners-up – report



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According to reports in Italy, as relayed by Mundo Deportivo, versatile Real Madrid star Lucas Vazquez has emerged as a transfer target for Serie A heavyweights Lazio this summer.

Vazquez, who celebrated his 32nd birthday earlier this week, is set to begin his ninth season in the Madrid first-team setup heading into the new campaign.

A winger primarily, the Spaniard has successfully transitioned into a right-back in recent seasons, making himself a valuable squad player for Los Blancos.

However, given that there is just a year left on his contract, there have been clubs trying to lure him away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Juventus, for one, were said to be interested in signing Vazquez in the current transfer window.

And now, the aforementioned report is claiming that their Serie A rivals, Lazio, are also keen on signing Vazquez.

The Biancocelesti enjoyed a fine 2022/23 campaign as they finished second in Serie A last season. And they are hoping to build on it by strengthening the squad further this summer, with Vazquez emerging as an option.

The Italians would be willing to spend €8 million on his signing, but the 32-year-old’s €5 million per year wages could be an issue for the Italians.

However, Vazquez is understood to have already turned down offers to leave Real Madrid this summer and is unlikely to push for an exit.

Given that he is the first backup option at right-back for Dani Carvajal, manager Carlo Ancelotti and the Real Madrid management will be reluctant to sanction an exit as well, especially with there being no plans to sign new full-backs this summer.

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Real Madrid’s teenage sensation to join camp on Wednesday, Brazilian core to return later



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Real Madrid enjoyed strong representation at the recently concluded European Championship and Copa America.

Dani Carvajal is the only player who returned with silverware, but it is safe to say that all the team’s stars on international duty put up displays to be proud of.

The attention now turns towards the season that lies ahead. Carlo Ancelotti and co. have already begun working ahead of the new campaign, and the internationals will begin rejoining training in the coming week, as relayed by MARCA.

The early returnees

Having suffered an early elimination in the Euro with Croatia, Luka Modric is set to return to training as early as the beginning of the coming week.

The veteran recently renewed his contract with the club and will be looking to prove that he still has it on his feet.

Modric will be available soon at Ancelotti’s disposal (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The team’s new signing, Endrick, will join forces with Los Blancos on Wednesday as he begins a new chapter in his short, yet illustrious career so far. All eyes will be on his official signing and presentation.

Meanwhile, Arda Güler and Antonio Rudiger are expected to return to training under Ancelotti towards the end of the week.

The late entries

Players who progressed relatively deeper into the recently concluded tournaments have understandably been granted a longer vacation, and both the French and English representatives of the club enjoy that luxury.

Needless to say, no specific date has been set for their return, considering that their campaign in the Euro ran deep into July.

The team’s Copa America stars, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Eder Militão, meanwhile, will report to training on July 31st. Federico Valverde, who finished third with Uruguay, will likely enjoy a longer hiatus.

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