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Real Madrid would have to shell out €120 million for Chelsea, Liverpool midfield target – report

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Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is a player that has been on the radars of Real Madrid for a while now.

Even though Los Blancos have splashed in excess of €100 million for Jude Bellingham this past summer, it appears that they still maintain a solid interest in Guimaraes.

Both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will see their contracts expire at the end of the season and are unlikely to remain at the club beyond that.

As such, a new midfield reinforcement could be needed at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Newcastle United mainstay being identified as a target.

Guimaraes will cost a bomb

However, signing Guimaraes from Newcastle will be anything but easy for Real Madrid.

The Brazilian international is a key part of Eddie Howe’s plans at St James’ Park and has shown no inclination of wanting to leave.

And, as per reports relayed by Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid will have to shell out a sum of €120 million if they wish to coax Guimaraes away from Newcastle United.

The 25-year-old has a contract with the Magpies until the summer of 2026, with the Premier League club already working to try and extend his deal.

As such, they will not make it easy for Los Blancos to sign him up and it could take a big fee, such as the €120 million figure mentioned in the report, for Carlo Ancelotti & co. to get Guimaraes.

Competition for Guimaraes’ services

Bruno Guimaraes is a man in demand. (Photo by CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images)

However, Real Madrid are not the only team interested in Guimaraes as two Premier League clubs in the form of Chelsea and Liverpool are also said to be monitoring the Newcastle United star.

Liverpool have overseen a complete revamp of their midfield unit this past summer, but are reportedly planning to add Guimaraes to their roster as well.

As for Chelsea, they also splashed the big bucks on a number of midfielders during the recent transfer windows, but under Todd Boehly there has not been much of a clear roadmap as far as their recruitment is concerned.

Whether Real Madrid are indeed serious about Guimaraes’ pursuit for 2024 will thus be interesting to see.

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National team manager reveals plans for Real Madrid wonderkid at the Euros

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Following a solid end to his debut campaign at Real Madrid, Arda Guler is all set to play a key part for Turkey at the UEFA Euro 2024.

The 19-year-old wonderkid struggled with injuries during the first half of the last season at Real Madrid but eventually made the most of his chances towards the final phase of the campaign.

All in all, Guler finished the 2023/24 season with a tally of six goals from 12 matches, winning La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.

Vincenzo Montella’s plans for Guler with Turkey

A special talent like Guler, who is attracting a lot of interest heading into the summer, has what it takes to be a differential player for the Turkish national team.

Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella. (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Ahead of their Euro opener against Georgia next week, Turkey manager Vincenzo Montella gave an insight into how he plans to use the Real Madrid youngster – whether as a starter or from the bench, and his position.

“Arda generally played on the right wing in both Fenerbahçe and Real Madrid. If he played alone, he could be number ten, but for now, he seems to be closer to playing on the right wing,” said Montella (h/t Sporx).

On whether Guler is ready to start in the major European tournament, he added: “The most important thing is to be able to establish balance well. He played well in the last match, and we have the desire to start with him. However, I am still in the decision stage.”

So far, Guler has made seven appearances for the Turkish national team, in which he has netted one goal. And, he will be looking forward to adding to that tally at the Euros, whether he starts as a right-winger or a No. 10.

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