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Real Madrid want to sign a new striker; Tottenham, Juventus players on radar



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In an interview with Madrid Xtra, Rodrigo Faez has offered an update on Real Madrid’s policies in the transfer market this coming summer.

The ESPN journalist has claimed that Real Madrid are currently after a new striker. The club are well aware of the fact that Karim Benzema is nearing the final phase of his career, despite his consistent performances at the highest level of football.

With Los Blancos likely to fail in attracting either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland this summer, they could fancy signing a relatively less popular and less expensive individual. Faez points out that the club may target either Richarlison or Dusan Vlahovic.

Vlahovic, for one, has been linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu in the January transfer window. But the deal did not materialise as the club were simply not interested. However, with Juventus struggling with economic woes, they may have to get rid of Vlahovic in the summer.

This poses an excellent opportunity for Real Madrid to sign the Serbian forward, who is rated highly for his physical prowess and movements in the final third.

Richarlison, meanwhile, is a more versatile option who currently plies his trade with Tottenham. The Brazilian may have scored just one goal in the Premier League this term, but he has experience of working with Carlo Ancelotti, thus making him an attractive target for Los Blancos.

Faez claims Real Madrid may also target Moussa Diaby, although there is not information available on that front. It must be noted that the club were targeting Diaby’s manager, Xabi Alonso, as a potential replacement for Ancelotti, should he leave the club at the end of the season.

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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report



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Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.

Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.

In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.

This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.

The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.

Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.

Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.

Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.

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