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Atletico Madrid consider Nicolas Otamendi swoop?

Atletico Madrid reportedly line up Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi as a possible transfer target should they miss out on Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso. Atletico Madrid have reportedly identified Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi as a possible alternative should they miss out on their main transfer target this summer. The La Liga runners-up are in the market for defensive reinforcements ahead of the 2019-20 campaign having seen Diego Godin, Juanfran and Lucas Hernandez all leave the club during the current transfer window. Espanyol centre-back Mario Hermoso is understood to be Atleti’s top target in that position, but his €40m (£35.8m) asking price is proving to be a sticking point in negotiations. Marca reports that Diego Simeone‘s side are unwilling to me...

Christian Karembeu: ‘Paul Pogba ready for Real Madrid move’

Former Real Madrid and France midfielder Christian Karembeu believes that compatriot Paul Pogba is “ready” to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United this summer. Former Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu has insisted that Paul Pogba is “ready” to join the Spanish giants from Manchester United this summer. The 26-year-old’s future was already the subject of intense speculation before he poured more fuel on the flames earlier this month by admitting that he is open to a “new challenge” following a tumultuous campaign at Old Trafford. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked with moves for the France international, but Real Madrid have long been regarded as frontrunners for his signature. Karembeu, who like Pogba won the W...

Vinicius: “The future of Mbappe is at Real Madrid”

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior claims that Kylian Mbappe will be joining the club in the future. Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has insisted that Kylian Mbappe will join him at the Spanish side in the near future. The 20-year-old was one of the most sought-after players in the world in 2017, with most of the top clubs interested in his signature, but ultimately Paris Saint-Germain won the race to sign him for a fee of £166m. In the two seasons since, the Frenchman has an impressive record of 46 goals in 56 Ligue 1 appearances and has been part of a side that has won back-to-back league titles as well as the French Cup and French League Cup. Rumours continue to persist over Los Blancos’ pursuit of the forward, however, with the most recent report suggesting that they are pla...

Report: Real Madrid keeping tabs on Newcastle United’s Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United’s club-record signing Miguel Almiron is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid with his displays at the Copa America with Paraguay. Real Madrid are reportedly tracking Miguel Almiron at the Copa America with a view to making a move for the Newcastle United attacker. The 25-year-old joined the Magpies from Atlanta United in a club-record deal in January, thought to be worth £21m. Almiron is currently on international duty with Paraguay and has performed well during his side’s opening two matches, creating six chances in total – twice as many as any of his teammates. According to a report carried by TyC Sports, Almiron has caught the eye of Madrid officials and they will continue to keep tabs on him across the duration of Paraguay’s participa...

Atletico Madrid to use Vitolo in Hector Bellerin offer?

A report claims that Arsenal will be offered the chance to sign versatile attacker Vitolo from Atletico Madrid in exchange for right-back Hector Bellerin. Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and are willing to offer Vitolo in exchange. The 24-year-old is still on the mend from a long-term knee injury that has kept him sidelined since January. Bellerin is reportedly still a couple of months away from making a full recovery, but that has not forced Atletico to look elsewhere for a new right-back. According to The Telegraph, Los Rojiblancos will try to tempt Arsenal into discussing a deal by giving them the chance to sign Vitolo, who won three Europa League titles with Unai Emery at Sevilla. Vitolo can operate as a winger or as a forward and has 12 Sp...

Real Madrid fans vote for Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez to leave club

Real Madrid supporters vote for Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez to leave the club this summer, but want the likes of Isco, Marco Asensio and Luka Modric to stay. The 2018-19 campaign will go down as one of the worst in recent memory for Real Madrid as they failed to pick up any silverware, finishing third in La Liga and losing 18 times across all competitions throughout the season. While Cristiano Ronaldo‘s departure undoubtedly had an inevitable impact, the issues appeared to run deeper and none of Julen Lopetegui, Santiago Solari or the returning Zinedine Zidane were able to halt the slide. Club president Florentino Perez has already begun to throw money at the problem, bringing in more than £350m worth of talent with more expected to follow amid links with the likes of Paul Pogba ...

Real Madrid ‘hatch plan to sign Kylian Mbappe’

Real Madrid reportedly put together a plan which involves signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe in 2020. Real Madrid have reportedly identified Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe as a potential signing for the summer of 2020. The Spanish giants have already gone on a spending spree ahead of the new campaign, with the likes of Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic all making the move to the Bernabeu. However, the club and head coach Zinedine Zidane remain keen on Mbappe, a player who has been frequently linked with a switch to Real in the past. According to AS, Los Blancos plan to adopt a strategy which they have used in the past in bringing in one ‘Galatico’ player ahead of the start of each season. That has already been achieved with the ad...

Real Madrid make late move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt?

Real Madrid reportedly make a late bid for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, who has been strongly linked with a switch to either Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain. Real Madrid have reportedly identified Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt as a potential summer signing. A number of clubs – including Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain – have been linked with the centre-back since the turn of the year after the 19-year-old’s impressive form for the Dutch giants. PSG are allegedly the frontrunners to push through a deal in the coming days, but it now appears that the Ligue 1 champions could face competition from Real. According to RMC Sport, Real have asked the youngster’s representatives whether he would entertain a move to the Bernabeu if an official approach was made in the ...

How Real Madrid could line up with Paul Pogba next season

Real Madrid are allegedly attempting to sign Paul Pogba this summer, but how may the Spanish giants line up with the Manchester United man in their side? Real Madrid‘s third-placed finish in La Liga during the most recent campaign has resulted in Zinedine Zidane going on a spending spree during the summer window. Deals have already been reached for each of Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic to link up with Los Blancos ahead of the new season. However, there continues to be persistent speculation regarding interest in Paul Pogba, who has indicated that he is keen to leave Manchester United. The Premier League giants are said to be demanding in the region of £150m, a figure which may lead to Real missing out on the World Cup winner. Nevertheless, Zidane is a big ad...

Real Madrid offer £115m plus Gareth Bale for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar?

Real Madrid reportedly make an offer of £115m plus Gareth Bale for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who is also said to be a target for Barcelona. Real Madrid have reportedly upped their interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar by making an offer of £115m plus Gareth Bale. Speculation is mounting regarding the future of the Brazilian, with it appearing increasingly likely that PSG will consider a sale this summer. Barcelona allegedly want to secure a reunion with their former player, who left Camp Nou for Parc des Princes in the summer of 2017. Real continue to monitor the situation, however, and reports in Spain are suggesting that the 13-time European champions have bid £115m plus out-of-favour Bale. Los Blancos are looking to get the Wales international off their wage bill this...

Paul Pogba worried he will be priced out of Real Madrid, Juventus move?

Paul Pogba is worried that Manchester United will block his move away from the club by holding firm on their £160m valuation, according to a report. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly fears being priced out of a move to either Real Madrid or Juventus. The France international publicly admitted for the first time last week that he is looking for a new challenge away from Old Trafford. Despite Pogba’s comments, however, Man United are not believed to be looking to sell the World Cup winner, who they re-signed from Juve for £89m three years ago. That has not put off the Italian champions, while Madrid are also known to be keen on striking a deal, but The Telegraph reports that it will take a bid of £160m to persuade United to change their stance. Having already spent in ...

Ferland Mendy unveiled as Real Madrid player

The Frenchman has joined from Lyon. Real Madrid welcomed new signing Ferland Mendy after he completed his medical and sealed his move from Lyon. The 24-year-old was presented to fans at the Bernabeu on Wednesday after signing a six-year contract. The defender joins Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao and Rodrygo in moving to Real this summer. Real chairman Florentino Perez told the club’s official website: “Today we welcome someone who has been chosen as the best left-back in the French league the last two seasons. “Ferland Mendy, you have chosen Real Madrid and from today it becomes your biggest challenge. We know that big clubs in Europe wanted you for their future projects. “From this moment, Real Madrid is part of your life. This stadium is your home and we wi...

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