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Real Madrid youngster fond of loan club, €22 million permanent move a possibility – report
Brahim Diaz’s future beyond the current campaign continues to be uncertain. The 23-year-old is currently away on loan at AC Milan from Real Madrid for the third consecutive season and it is unclear where he will be playing next term.
There have been reports indicating that Real Madrid finally wish to bring him back and include him in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans next season after having farmed him out on loan for three years in a row.
However, at the same time, AC Milan are believed to be intent on signing the young Spaniard on a permanent basis, considering he has become a vital cog in Stefano Pioli’s plans at San Siro.
Now, journalist Daniele Longo has issued an update on the future of Diaz, stating that the 23-year-old has grown fond of Milan and cares about the team deeply, having spent close to three years in a row at the Serie A outfit.
During his spell at San Siro, Diaz has accumulated 96 appearances for Milan, scoring 15 goals and setting up nine more. He was one of the vital components in the Rossoneri side that won the Scudetto last season and has been in good touch this campaign.
So, it is natural for Milan to want to sign him permanently at the end of the season. The journalist indicates that there is a verbal agreement between Real Madrid and Milan over the €22 million purchase option included in the loan deal.
However, it must not be forgotten that the Merengues could re-sign him for a fee of €27 million. So, the situation will be studied calmly in June before a decision on Diaz and his future is made.
As things stand, a permanent move to Milan makes the most sense for the 23-year-old given that he is settled in the team and is a prominent player for Pioli. Returning to Madrid, he could have to accept a secondary role given the plethora of options at Ancelotti’s disposal.
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Real Madrid not in talks with Tottenham Hotspur for 29-year-old forward
According to a recent report from Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), there is nothing concrete at the moment between Harry Kane and Real Madrid. The two parties have not held any talks and a potential transfer is distant.
Los Blancos’ admiration of the English striker is not a novel development for the Spanish giants have been monitoring his situation for a couple of seasons now.
Tottenham’s high financial demands coupled with Karim Benzema’s breathtaking form kept Kane’s pursuit out of sight, but the situation has now changed.
Real Madrid’s French striker may be the current Ballon d’Or holder but he has struggled to recreate his form this season. His subpar performances and age force the club to look for a new face and Kane is unsurprisingly back in the mix.
The England captain has a contract with Spurs that runs until 2024 and he has not agreed on a new deal with the Premier League side. His dire drought for trophies at the club level could force him to move to greener pastures and there is a long line of suitors awaiting his availability.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich both, like Real Madrid, are in need of a new centre-forward and thus join the Merengues in Kane’s pursuit.
The 29-year-old striker has started 28 Premier League games for Antonio Conte’s side this season, scoring a whopping 21 goals and providing two assists in the process. The fact that his goal tally came off a relatively low xG of 15.6 shows Kane’s effectiveness in front of the goal.
Karim Benzema is likely to renew for another season, but the summer could see the Galacticos go all out for a big-name striker. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are some of the other names considered, though it is clear that neither of them would arrive cheap.