MADRID WANT £78M FOR MORATA
Real Madrid have slapped a £78 miilion price tag on Manchester United target Alvaro Morata, according to The Independent.
United had hoped to get a deal done for the striker for a fee of around £60m, but Madrid president Florentino Perez has no desire to sell and wants to get the best price possible.
DANILO TO STAY AT MADRID
Danilo will stay at Real Madrid next season after telling the club he is ready to fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane’s team, according to Marca.
The right-back has been linked with a move to Arsenal, as a potential replacement for Barcelona target Hector Bellerin, but now wants to stay at Santiago Bernabeu following a difficult past season.
€350M RELEASE CLAUSE IN NEW ASENSIO DEAL
Marco Asensio’s increasing importance to Real Madrid will be rewarded with a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2023, according to Marca.
The forward became an integral member of Zinedine Zidane’s squad last season and his new deal should be made official in the next few days, with his release clause rising to €350 million (£308.6m).
STUMBLING BLOCK FOR JAMES DEAL?
Manchester United have agreed a deal ‘in principle’ to sign James Rodriguez, but there could be an issue in completing the deal for the Real Madrid man, according to OK Diario .
As part of the transfer, reports claim that James’ marketing supplier Adidas want the Colombian to wear the No.10 shirt currently occupied by Wayne Rooney, whose future at Old Trafford is uncertain.
REAL TO LOAN MBAPPE TO MONACO
Real Madrid will look to complete a deal for Kylian Mbappe this summer and then allow him to spend next season on loan at current club Monaco, according to AS.
The teenage striker is the hottest property in world football and has a string of leading clubs on his trail, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly ramping up their interest.
But Real remain confident of winning the chase for Mbappe, who dreams of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu. And, to smooth things over, Real will agree to Mbappe staying at Monaco on loan for another year to boost his World Cup prospects with France.
LIVERPOOL MAKE MBAPPE CONTACT
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has contacted Kylian Mbappe’s agents with the Reds joining the race for the £100m striker, according to the Daily Mail.
Real Madrid are believed to be leading the race for the France international, with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United having also been linked.
CHELSEA LEAD JAMES RACE
Chelsea have edged ahead of Manchester United and Inter in the race for Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez, according to AS.
The Colombia international appears destined to leave the Spanish capital this summer and has options to consider from across Europe.
MORATA TELLS BALE TO JOIN HIM AT MAN UTD
Alvaro Morata has told Gareth Bale to join him at Manchester United, reports the Don Balon .
And the Spain forward has apparently told former Tottenham winger Bale to make the move to Old Trafford as well as Jose Mourinho builds a team capable of challenging for titles next season.
MORATA AGREES MAN UTD MOVE
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has agreed terms in principle to join Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
United have already had one offer for Morata rejected, but are hoping a bid in the region of £60 million will persuade Real to sell the Spain international.
RONALDO TO CHINA FOR €200M
Cristiano Ronaldo may be the focus of a sensational €200 million bid from a club in the Chinese Super League, according to a report from AS.
The Portuguese has previously been a target for a number of sides in the cash-rich CSL, though has dismissed speculation to commit his future to Real.
Now, despite having a contract in the Spanish capital until 2021, Ronaldo is said to have an offer worth €120 million-per-year in wages coming his way from the Far East.
ZIDANE WANTS MBAPPE FOR BALE
Zinedine Zidane is willing to sacrifice Gareth Bale’s place in the Real Madrid squad in order to sign Kylian Mbappe, according to Don Balon.
The Madrid coach has told president Florentino Perez he only wants the Monaco sensation if he can get rid of a star player. Although Karim Benzema seems the natural one for Mbappe to replace, Zidane would rather reinvent his compatriot on the left wing in place of Bale to support Cristiano Ronaldo.
MADRID WON’T BID FOR DE GEA
Real Madrid have decided against making an offer for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea this summer, according to Marca.
United’s reported €75 million (£65.1m) asking price for De Gea has put Real off making a bid and they will instead keep faith with Keylor Navas, as well as monitoring the situation of Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan.
MADRID REJECT MAN UTD’S MORATA BID
Manchester United’s approach for Alvaro Morata has been rejected by Real Madrid, according toSky Sports.
The forward was subject to a bid worth £52.4 million (€60m) by the Red Devils, but that has fallen short of the European champion’s asking price of £78m.
MBAPPE SET FOR MONACO STAY
Monaco are set to tie down 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe to a new contract, Le Parisienreports.
When the France international returns from Sweden, where he is currently with the national team, everything will be completed.
The news will come as a blow to a number of clubs who had been eager to sign him, with Arsenal and Real Madrid among those hottest on the attacker’s tail.
REAL OFFER €135M FOR MBAPPE
Real Madrid are set to make a third offer of €135 million in an attempt to sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, RMC Sport claims.
The report suggests Los Blancos are ready to sell James Rodriguez – with Inter and Manchester United seemingly interested – and hope they can raise at least €70 million to put a dent in their massive bid for Mbappe.
REAL MADRID OPEN TO SELLING BALE TO MAN UTD
Real Madrid are prepared to negotiate with Manchester United over the potential sale of Gareth Bale, according to The Independent.
Real are keen to sign a marquee forward this summer, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe both targets, and may well sell Bale in order to fund a spending spree.
The Welshman is unlikely to come cheap, however, with any deal likely to cost United around £100 million.
DE GEA OUT, VARANE IN
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has set Real Madrid an ultimatum regarding their pursuit of David De Gea, according to Diariogol , with the Portuguese demanding Raphael Varane as part of any deal.
Varane is seen as the natural successor to Sergio Ramos at the Bernabeu and the Spanish capital club have a big decision to make on who they deem more important to their long-term future.
MORATA WANTS MILAN MOVE
The striker’s fine form at Juventus convinced Real Madrid to exercise their buyback clause at the start of this season.
But after a year of largely warming the bench, a return to Italy is looking tempting for Morata as the 2018 World Cup looms.
JAMES TO SNUB INTER
James Rodriguez wants to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United instead of Inter, but the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a fee, Diariogol reports.
Inter are willing to pay the €60 million necessary to sign him but United will not go higher than €40m. The report claims James will not budge on his preferred destination and is willing to stay at Madrid for another year if a move to Old Trafford does not materialise.
INTER WANT JAMES & PEPE
Inter want to complete an ambitious double swoop for Real Madrid duo Pepe and James Rodriguez, according to Sportitalia .
The likes of Manchester United have also been linked with the Colombian, who looks set to depart Madrid this summer after falling out of favour with Zinedine Zidane.