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Carvajal extends Real Madrid contract
Dani Carvajal has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2025, the club announced on Thursday.
Alaba tests positive for COVID-19
Real Madrid defender David Alaba has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said on Wednesday.
Alaba, who joined Real Madrid on a five-year contract, is now a doubt for the club's pre-season friendly clash against AC Milan on August 8.
Odegaard 'not 100 per cent happy' at Real Madrid
Cadena SER [via Metro] has reported Martin Odegaard has looked 'disconnected' with teammates at Real Madrid and that the 22-year-old 'is not 100 per cent happy' at the La Liga side. The Spanish outlet further claims Odegaard is considering his future, amid reports Arsenal remain interested in signing the Norwegian, who impressed during his loan spell at the club last season.
Varane close to leaving Real Madrid
Raphael Varane is close to leaving Real Madrid this summer, with Manchester United looking increasingly likely to seal his transfer.
Varane has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid, and with the French centre-back having already entered the final year of his contract, the Los Blancos are open to letting him leave this summer.
The Guardian report Man Utd are close to completing the move for Varane, with the Premier League side and Real Madrid now discussing finer details of the contract. The English outlet add the deal could cost Man Utd €50m.
Agent reveals Hakimi's Real Madrid return dream
Achraf Hakimi's agent Alejandro Camano has revealed the full-back, who rrecently joined Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan, dreams of returning to his former side Real Madrid one day.
"Real Madrid had the right of first refusal until PSG and Inter said that the deal was going to happen," Camano said, as quoted by Marca.
"We maintain the illusion and the dream that Achraf will return to Real Madrid because he was born in Madrid, he grew up in Madrid and, as a final goal, one day, he would like to playplay for Real Madrid."
Real Madrid aannounce pre-season friendly with Rangers
Real Madrid have announced they will face Rangers in a pre-season friendly in Glasgow on July 25, ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Los Blancos are also expected to play a few more friendlies before they kick-start their La Liga campaign on August 14.
Nacho extends Real Madrid contract
Nacho has renewed his contract with Real Madrid until 2023, the club announced on Thursday. The Spanish defender's previous contract with Real Madrid was set to expire at the end of 2021/22 season, and the new deal ensures the 31-year-old will stay at Los Blancos next season.
Isco could leave Real Madrid
Isco could leave Real Madrid this summer as La Gazzetta dello Sport [via Marca] report AC Milan are keen to sign the Spanish attacking midfielder, who they believe is the right man to fill the void created by the departure of Hakan Calhanoglu to Inter Milan.
Gareth Bale could retire from club football at end of 2021/22 season
Daily Mirror has reported that Gareth Bale could retire from club football at the end of 2021/22 season, but could continue playing for Wales in the 2022 World Cup should they qualify for it.
Bale, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, is set to return to Real Madrid, where he has a contract until the of 21/22 season.
Real Madrid want Van de Beek in dal for Varane
Real Madrid have told Manchester United they want Donny Van de Beek included in in the deal for Varane on an initial loan deal and an option to buy the 24-year, according to Daily Star.
Kroos 'certain' he will retire at Real Madrid
Toni Kroos is 'certain' he will retire at Real Madrid, where he currently has a contract until 2023. The Germany midfielder also said he will decide whether to renew the contract with the Spanish side or not.
"I believe that the year 2023 is appropriate, I will be 33," Kroos told Bild [via Marca]. "I will decide whether I will renew [at Real Madrid] for a season or two, that is still open for discussion, but I am absolutely certain that I will retire at Real Madrid."
Pepe Mel reveals Real Madrid's Pedri mistake
Las Palmas manager Pepe Mel has revealed Real Madrid were interested in Pedri. The 18-year-old was at Las Palmas before he joined FC Barcelona ahead of the 20-21 season.
"[Emiliano] Butragueno was interested in Pedri, in my opinion it was a mistake that Real Madrid didn't sign him," Mel told A Diario [via Marca]. "Taking a gamble on a player who has not played a single match in professional football is an act of faith."
Real Madrid ready to showcase patience for Mbappe
Los Blancos are said to remain patient in their approach for Kylian Mbappe, according to Sportslens via Mundo Deportivo.
Madrid are said to be monitoring Mbappe's contract situation at PSG for now.
Pablo Sarabia interest
Real Madrid are interested in reuniting with their former player Pablo Sarabia, according toThe Hard Tackle via El Gol Digital.
Real Madrid believe Sarabia could improve their attack for next season. Los Blancos are said to have offered Brahim Diaz to PSG in exchange.
Milan interested in Luka Jovic
AC Milan have reportedly selected Jovic as an alternative to Olivier Giroud, according to Sempremilan via Calciomercato.
Milan are not happy with the pace of negotiations with Giroud and are said to have turned their attention to the Real Madrid man.
Fabrizio Romano gives Mbappe update
Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Romano said, “Real Madrid want to try for Mbappe this summer. The position of Paris Saint-Germain is no. Impossible. He is staying. I see this deal as really complicated, but Real Madrid are dreaming of Mbappe. This is not new, they want him and they will try for Mbappe. Let’s see what Paris Saint-Germain answer but at the moment PSG say he is staying. And they want to try to extend his contract."
Real Madrid willing to offer €50 million for Kounde, Sevilla want €80 million
According to a report from ABC, Real Madrid are willing to offer €50 million for the transfer of Sevilla’s Jules Kounde this summer in case Raphael Varane leaves the club. However, the same report states this is way less than what Sevilla will demand from them.
Real Madrid enter race for €60m Serie A midfielder
Real Madrid have reportedly entered the race to sign Luis Alberto according toThe Hard Tackle via II Messaggero.
The report further states that Juventus and AC Milan too are interested in his services.
Odegaard reveals Real Madrid want him back
Martin Odegaard has revealed Real Madrid have informed him they want him back at the club. "The situation is that I am a Real Madrid player and I have to go back there in a week and a half," Odegaard said on the Norwegian television channel TV 2 [via Marca]. "Real Madrid have been clear: they want me back. So, I will have to travel there when pre-season starts.
"It's clear that my dream has always been to play there [at Real Madrid]. I've been at the club for more than six years now, and that's always been my goal."
Villas-Boas claims Mbappe will join Real Madrid sooner or later
André Villas-Boas has claimed Kylian Mbappe will join Real Madrid sooner or later amid speculations linking the French international with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.
"I think Mbappe will end up at Real Madrid sooner or later," Villas-Boas told Sport Bild [via Marca]. "Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid as a star and became even better, and I think Mbappe can do the same," he added.
Toni Kroos had hoped Sergio Ramos would stay at Real Madrid
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said he'd hoped Sergio Ramos would stay at the club. He said: "" don't know Real Madrid without Sergio Ramos. You can't imagine this player not finishing his career at Real Madrid. I had hoped he would stay," Kroos said on 'Einfach mal Luppen'.
"I don't know where he will go, but I'm sure he will make a good decision.
"The seven years I was able to be with him as a player and as a person were incredible. Ramos was not only a top player but also the best captain I have ever seen, because he always fought for the team on the pitch and off it."
Hazard praises 'leader' Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard said he would have liked to have kept playing with Sergio Ramos, who he described as one of the best defenders ever.
"I wish him the best," Hazard said at a pre-match press conference ahead of Belgium's clash with Finland, as quoted by Marca. "I would have liked to have kept playing with him.
"We were together for two years.
"He is a leader."
He added: "He still has many goals to score. He is one of the best defenders in football's history. I hope that he carries on enjoying it."
Mourinho eye reunion with Ramos
La Gazzetta dello Sport [via Marca] report AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho wants to reunite with Sergio Ramos, who will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. Mourinho has previously coached Ramos at Real Madrid, but there is little chance the two would reunite at the Serie A side, with the club having not qualified for the Champions League and unlikely to be able to afford the Spaniard's wage demands. Ramos has also been linked with a host of several other top European sides, including PSG.
Los Blancos want Pau Torres as Ramos replacement
Real Madrid want Villarreal star Pau Torres as a replacement for Sergio Ramos, according to Daily Mail via AS
Torres has been linked with Manchester United and Madrid must act fast in their chase for a replacement.
Laporte to be bought if Varane leaves
According to Sport Witness via Mundo Deportivo, Madrid could target Aymeric Laporte if they end up losing Raphael Varane this summer.
Real Madrid are reportedly already looking at replacements if Varane leaves.
Real Madrid value Varane at more than £70m
Raphael Varane is one of a number of Real Madrid players who have been linked with an exit this summer, with the Frenchman having just a year left on his contract and not yet agreed to extending it beyond 2022.
But, ESPN claim Real Madrid still value the 28-year-old at more than £70m, and that the centre-back has not yet informed the club that he does not intend to put pen to paper on a new contract at the club.
Ancelotti wants to sign Rabiot
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Adrien Rabiot, according to Todofichajes. Rabiot had previously been linked with Everton when Ancelotti was the Merseyside outfit's manager, and hence, the latest report does not come as a surprise.
Rabiot could be signed for €30m, and the Frenchman is said to be a player new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would not mind offloading.
Marcelo and Benzema to be club captains for Real Madrid next season
Managing Madrid reveal that Marcelo and Karim Benzema will be the two club captains at Real Madrid from next season. This comes after Ramos' departure from the club.
Isco and Mariano not considering Real Madrid departure
Isco Alarcon and Mariano Diaz are not considering a departure from the club this summer, according to a report published on MARCA.
Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos has left the club
Real Madrid have confirmed talisman and club captain Sergio Ramos will not be signing a new deal and will subsequently leave the club this summer.
Raphael Varane keen on PSG move
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane could be on the move this summer, with the French international said to be keen on a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
According to a report from El Confidencial [via Managing Madrid], the 28-year-old, who is also said to have attracted transfer interest from Manchester United, is interested in a move to France.
James Rodriguez admits Real Madrid move unlikely.
Everton midfielder James Rodriguez has said he does not think he will return to Real Madrid to play under Carlo Ancelotti, though he did not completely rule out a move to the Spanish capital. Return to Real Madrid [to play] under Ancelotti? I don't know, I don't think so," said James, as quoted by Marca. "We'll see. If I stay another year at Everton, that's fine."
Mbappe opens up on his future amid Real Madrid rumours
As reported by Managing Madrid, while speaking up on his future and Madrid rumours, Mbappe told, "I have to make the right decision and it is difficult. I must give myself every opportunity to make a good decision. I am in a place that I like, where I feel good, but is this the best place for me? I still don’t have the answer."
He added, "PSG understand my requests because they know that I am not going to make any treacherous move. Being a great player is also knowing how to do things in a clean and classy way off the field."
Carlo Ancelotti eyeing Timo Werner
According to The Hard Tackle via Fichajes, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Timo Werner is the perfect successor to Karim Benzema as Los Blancos' striker. Ancelotti is reportedly also ready to bring back James Rodriguez to the club.
Interest in Robert Lewandowski reignited
According to AS, Real Madrid have once again registered their interest in bringing Robert Lewandowski to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Lewandowski has scored 294 goals in 329 appearances for Bayern and his contract expires in the summer of 2023.
Marcelo set to stay at Los Blancos
According to Marca, Marcelo is all set to stay on at Real Madrid for the 2021-22 season. The Brazilian's future has been in doubt for quite some time now.
Kroos wants Ramos to stay at Real Madrid
Toni Kroos has spoken up about his club captain's future and said, "I don't know how things are going with the club. Of course he's a top colleague and I enjoyed very much playing with him and I really hope that we'll have some more years together. But in the end it's not my decision. What I can say is that he's a great guy - and the best captain I ever had in my career."
Ancelotti wants James back at Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti wants James Rodriguez back at Real Madrid, according to The Hard Tackle via Fichajes.
However the report does state that a move is perceived as unfeasible by Florentino Perez.
Madrid have to pay €35m for Italian star Manuel Locatelli
Los Blancos are asked to pay around €35m in order to price Manuel Locatelli away from Sassuolo according to The Hard Tackle via Defensa Central.
Real Madrid preparing player-plus-cash offer for Kylian Mbappe
Los Blancos are coming up with a player and cash deal to offer to PSG for Mbappe according toThe Hard Tackle via Defensa Central.
The report states that Madrid will offer PSG Raphael Varane plus €75 million to the Ligue 1 side for the player. However, it is expected that PSG will reject the deal.
Paqueta interest reignited
Real Madrid is interested in Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, according to The Hard Tackle, who quoted Defensa Central.
Paqueta has been brilliant since making the move to France, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in 34 appearances for his team. With Kroos and Modric entering/in their late 30s, Madrid could aim to replenish their midfield.
Real consider Wanda Metropolitano move
Man Utd willing to pay Varane £10.3m-a-year
Defensa Central have revealed certain details of Manchester United's offer to Raphael Varane and it is understood that the Frenchman has been offered an annual pay of £10.3m in order to join the Old Trafford outfit. The centre-back earns £4.3m-a-year currently.
Dani Ceballos comments on his Real Madrid future
In an interview with Cadena Ser's El Larguero programme, Ceballos said, "I think this year I matured as a player and I believe it’s now time for me to settle in a club with a long contract so that I can show my game. Ancelotti just arrived and we have to talk. I haven’t met him, but many players told me good things about him, so I’m sure Madrid will be good for him."
Speaking about his future, Ceballos added, "It’s clear that first I have to talk with coach Ancelotti and know what he wants from me and tell him what I want, which is to be relevant. I’m not going to the Euro and there’s a World Cup coming soon. We must have an honest chat."
Real Madrid sign Ruben Montero
According to a report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid have signed young goalkeeping prodigy Ruben Montero to their academy.
Marcelo's incredible skill video stuns fans on Instagram
Kylian Mbappe will stay at PSG - Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that Mbappe will be staying on at PSG.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Al-Khelaifi said, "Mbappe is going to stay in Paris. We will never sell him and he will never leave on a free [transfer]. All I can say is that things are going well, and I hope we can reach an agreement [on a new contract]"
Courtois insists Hazard will stay at Real Madrid
Thibaut Courtois has said he is 100 per cent sure Eden Hazard will stay at Real Madrid. The Belgian attacker has not lived up to the expectations since his big money move from Chelsea, but amid rumours Real Madrid have put him on the transfer market, Courtois insists Hazard does not want to leave the club.
"I'm 100 percent sure that he'll stay, he doesn't want to leave," the goalkeeper said in an interview with Le Soir and Sudpresse [via Marca].
"Only the Madrid press write about a desire to leave. He wants to carry on, play injury free and win titles."
5 former Ancelotti players Real Madrid can choose from this summer
Carlo Ancelotti has trained some great players over his career. As he returns to Real Madrid, there are some interesting options he may choose from with regards to bringing his former players to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
Among these options are Lucas Digne, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabian Ruiz, Kingsley Coman and Lorenzo Insigne.
Real Madrid to target Erling Haaland if Mbappe deal fails
Real Madrid will reportedly target Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland if they fail to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The Borussia Dortmund star has been a Madrid target for quite some time and could be available for €75 next summer.
Mbappe explains Real Madrid snub in 2014
La Liga president speaks about Real Madrid's approach for Mbappe
Javier Tebas has revealed why Real Madrid could sign Mbappe from PSG.
On the Spanish-based show El Golazo de Gol, Tebas said, "Madrid could sign Mbappe, it’s feasible. But the fact is that Real Madrid need to concentrate on other issues. Bale is the key because of his high salary."
He added, "It would be good for La Liga to have Mbappe playing in Spain. For a club to sign both Mbappé and Haaland together, that seems impossible to me."
Real Madrid leading Locatelli race
According to a report by Transfer Market Web, the race to sign Manuel Locatelli in the summer transfer window is intensifying. The Italian youngster is being tracked by Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus and PSG.
As of now, Real Madrid are leading the race to sign him.
Bale considering retirement after Euro
At the end of 2020-2021 league season, Bale released some cryptic remarks regarding his future. When questioned on it further, he said his mind is only on Wales.
“I know what I’m going to do. I’m fully focused on the Euros,” Bale told Sky Sports. He added, “I don’t need any distractions going into it, nor during the tournament. I’m fully focused 110 per cent on Wales. That’s all my mind is on. I don’t want to cause any problems anywhere because I know things can get mixed in the media and people start making headlines. My sole focus is on Wales this Euros and nothing else. Anything else about my career, my future, will be sorted after.”
Mbappe reveals why he turned down Real Madrid as a teenager
In a recent interview, Mbappe spoke about almost joining Madrid as a teenager and said, "Turning down the offer from Real Madrid when I was 14? My father wanted me to have a French education. Going to Spain, even if it was with Zidane, it was still another country with another culture."
Mbappe-Ronaldo-Icardi linked with a triple transfer domino effect
The first domino effect of the summer transfer window as reported by Gazetta dello Sport states that Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid will spark a move that could see Cristiano Ronaldo move to PSG while Mauri Icardi will head to Juventus.