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Real Madrid will ‘keep an eye’ on Chelsea target during the World Cup



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Real Madrid are heading into the early mid-season hiatus second in the league table and with a desperate need to upgrade their ranks.

As part of their plans to strengthen the squad, Jorge Picon claims that the club are keeping an eye on forwards in the upcoming FIFA World Cup. It appears the club are keen on securing the services of a new frontman that can complement the current set of attackers.

Real Madrid sports management has been keeping track of the market for a long time. But they have not found anything conclusive in the market, and as such, they are keeping their eyes on the World Cup.

One of the players Real Madrid are keeping an eye on is Christopher Nkunku. A top performer at RB Leipzig, the Frenchman has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence over the past year and a half. He is also expected to play a key role for his nation in the World Cup.

With 64 goals and 51 assists for Leipzig, Nkunku’s performances have not gone unnoticed by Real Madrid, who are eyeing him as the ideal attacking partner for the likes of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

However, the report suggests Nkunku is already in advanced talks with Chelsea over a potential move to Stamford Bridge. And unless there is no surprise twist, the Blues are likely to wrap up the signing of the Leipzig superstar.

Real Madrid, therefore, are looking for other alternatives in the market. The upcoming World Cup should give many players the platform to perform at the highest level of football, with Los Blancos closely monitoring the forwards, in particular.

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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report



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Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.

His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.

Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.

His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.

Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.

The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:

“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.” 

While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.

His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.

Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.

Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.

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