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Real Madrid will have to fork out €30 million to sign Barcelona, Man United target
Recent reports in Spain suggested that Real Madrid have taken an interest in RB Leipzig and Spaini attacking midfielder Dani Olmo heading into the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old will be entering the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga club this summer and alerted by the possibility of signing him at a bargain fee, Real Madrid had made initial contacts with the player’s camp.
It was even suggested that Olmo would be open to a move to the Bernabeu despite his past allegiances with Barcelona.
And, now, according to Sky Sports Germany (h/t Mundo Deportivo), RB Leipzig will demand a sum of €30 million to sell Olmo this summer, if he does not agree to sign a new contract with the club.
RB Leipzig have been trying hard to renew Olmo’s contract, but their attempts have proven futile thus far as the player is keen on moving back to Spain in the summer.
But the German outfit will make another final offer to the versatile forward with an improved salary. However, in case of rejection, they will sell him for a sum of €30 million, which will come as music to the ears of Real Madrid.
However, the Merengues will have to stave off interest from the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich, all of whom are said to be keen on signing Olmo.
In fact, Barça had requested Olmo to reject the contract proposal from Leipzig, so that they can sign him for free next year. But his availability for a fee of €30 million could change their plans.
Furthermore, it has recently been reported that Olmo would like a return to Barcelona, despite the interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid.
So, it remains to be seen whether Los Blancos decide to make any moves to try and sign the 24-year-old Spanish international this summer.
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Benzema inquired Ronaldo about Saudi and agreed on a transfer, but backed down
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia has triggered a wave of massive establishment within the country so much so that the league has approached players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Ramos and even Karim Benzema.
Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid is imminent and if a report from Diaro AS is to be believed, the Frenchman contacted his former Madrid teammate, Ronaldo, to ask him for information about the Saudi league, living conditions and other teams.
All this because it is said that the legendary Frenchman has received a lucrative offer from the newly crowned Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad. As reported before, the star striker will earn more than €100 million per year across his two-year contract with the Saudi team.
At the moment, the Saudi government has approved all of Benzema’s requests and while it is said that he can join the team of his choice, Al Ittihad’s recent flirting had made them absolute favourites.
That said, the transfer may have taken a u-turn recently, as Benzema spoke about staying at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future.
“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.
“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet.”
In a recent turn of events, Helder Costa openly spoke about Benzema’s arrival, saying that his team is ‘excited about the arrival of the Balon d’Or winner.’ As if that is not enough, a club fan also showed a Karim Benzema edit on the big screen during their title celebrations.
Meanwhile, since the transfer is not confirmed, Real Madrid continue to be uninformed of Benzema’s decision. And this remains a major problem for the team from the capital city as their summer transfer plan hinges on the continuity of the Frenchman.
At the moment, the team is said to be closing in on the signing of Joselu from Espanyol. However, it must be noted that the forward will only be arriving on a season-long loan as Madrid already have big plans for the summer of 2024, with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe both lined up.