Real Madrid have reportedly identified Napoli’s Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo as their three primary targets in a €300million plan.
The Spanish giants have been pursuing 19-year-old Bellingham for months, while 22-year-old Kvaratskhelia has emerged as one of world football’s breakout prospects during his first Serie A season.
Cancelo’s future with City is also up in the air after Pep Guardiola allowed him to be loaned to Bayern Munich, with the German club hesitant to make the move permanent.
They could be three of the biggest names to move in the upcoming transfer window, and Madrid are said to want to bring them all to LaLiga instead of resuming the chase for Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.
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According to Fichajes.net, Madrid will try to secure all three of their top targets for a combined fee in the range of €300m.
The report states they are comfortable with the asking price of Kvaratskhelia, which is said to be a minimum of €100m, while they expect Liverpool to rival them in a €150m chase for Bellingham.
Cancelo has a €70m (£61.5m) buy clause in his loan deal, which is said to be more palatable to Madrid than Bayern, as they view him as a long-term solution at right-back.
– Football Insider is reporting Manchester United remain keen on 26-year-old Inter defender Denzel Dumfries, and that the Italian club’s financial situation could tempt them to accept a bid in the region of €50m (£44m).
– According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter and Milan are enamoured with 21-year-old Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, who is among Ligue 1’s top scorers this season during a loan stint with Reims.
– Manchester United are concerned with the prospect of a drawn-out pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane and will instead prioritise Napoli’s Victor Osimhen or Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic, per ESPN.
– Journalist Ekrem Konur is reporting Atletico Madrid plan to offer Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino a two-year deal with an option for a third year.
– According to The Athletic, 31-year-old Neymar wants to finish his career at Paris Saint-Germain and has no interest in leaving.