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Real Madrid will have to shell out €50-60 million for Chelsea star, talks started

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Real Madrid are ready to make multiple moves in the summer transfer market, hoping to bring in multiple forwards to reinforce the attack after the exits of Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard.

All four of the players are leaving Santiago Bernabeu for free this summer, which leaves Carlo Ancelotti and co. with just Brazilian duo Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo remaining in the squad as frontline options.

Madrid have a few options on their radar to add depth to the attack, including Roberto Firmino, Harry Kane, Joselu, Victor Osimhen, and interestingly, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz.

The German has been rather underwhelming after his move from Bayer Leverkusen to the Premier League, but Madrid consider him their ‘dream’ player, as per previous reports. The move is imminent.

His price tag, according to a report by Florian Plettenberg, is around €50-60 million, plus bonuses. Chelsea are open to letting him leave this summer as he is not expected to renew his contract after 2025.

Real Madrid have been tracking Havertz from his Leverkusen days, and were interested in signing him before he moved to Chelsea.

Madrid do not consider him to be a striker, though, but a player who operates between the lines. They also rate his diversity highly, especially now that multiple players across their attack have decided to leave the club.

He will, by no means, be the only forward Madrid sign, though. They are already in advanced talks to sign Joselu, who will operate as a backup striker – the role Mariano Diaz was expected to perform.

Their priority to replace Benzema is Harry Kane, who will cost upwards of €100 million. Tottenham Hotspur are not ready to sell the Englishman to domestic rivals, though, and will be open to negotiate the price with Madrid.

Madrid fans could be in for a Galactico summer.

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Real Madrid youngster to have a more prominent role next season – report

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In a recent report by Manu de Juan in AS, it has been revealed that Arda Guler is expected to play a significant role for Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid next season, despite ongoing rumours connecting him to Liverpool

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti has five key players listed on the club’s official website: Kylian Mbappe, Vinícius Jr, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz, and Endrick. However, Guler is an additional player who is likely to make a substantial impact next season.

In fact, it is said that the Turkish teenager is set to be Ancelotti’s versatile player for the 2024-25 season. His adaptability is a major asset as he can play in various positions, including as a central or attacking midfielder, a right winger, or even as a forward. 

His recent performance in the European Championship highlighted his capabilities, where he scored one of the tournament’s standout goals. This versatility makes him a valuable addition to the squad.

Ancelotti has clear plans for Guler

Ancelotti has indicated in the past that he sees Guler’s primary role as a forward. However, the coach is not hesitant to use him in a midfield role when needed. 

Arda Guler will have more prominence next season at Real Madrid. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

This flexibility will be crucial, especially with changes in the team’s lineup. With Toni Kroos having left and Aurelien Tchouameni expected to play more as a centre-back, there will be a need for additional midfield options.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Guler’s physicality and his ability to cover extensive ground on the field. Ancelotti has acknowledged these limitations, noting that Guler needs to improve his defensive positioning and overall physical endurance. 

The coach has mentioned that Guler is already working on these areas, aiming to overcome these challenges.

Meanwhile, during one of the celebrations at Cibeles, Ancelotti hinted at Guler’s increased involvement in the upcoming season. He described Guler as a “very interesting boy,” suggesting that the young player will have more opportunities to showcase his skills. 

This implies that fans can expect to see a lot more of Guler in action, making him a player to watch closely in the next season.

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