REAL MADRID STAR MARCO ASENSIO TALKS TRANSFERS AMID ARSENAL INTEREST
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio has admitted he has not thought about a transfer despite new reports that FC Barcelona are interested in signing the rumoured Arsenal target. Speaking to Marca TV, the Spanish international revealed that he isn’t sure what his future holds following reports this week that Xavi Hernandez is interested in signing the 26-year-old Madrid star, who looks set to leave the reigning European champions at the end of his contract next summer.
Asensio has been used sparingly by Carlo Ancelotti since the Italian’s return to Spain last year, and reports this summer have indicated that Mikel Arteta is interested in signing the winger, as well as Liverpool and Newcastle United, with Madrid valuing the versatile attacker at a reported £35m. Very few players have made the direct move from Madrid to Barcelona with the two sides the fiercest rivals in top-flight Spanish football, with Luis Figo’s transfer from Catalonia to Los Blancos one of the most infamous and toxic in the history of the modern game. (more…)
GETAFE IN TALKS TO SIGN REAL MADRID PROSPECT ANTONIO BLANCO THIS SUMMER
According to Defensa Central, Getafe have opened negotiations with Real Madrid to secure the signing of 22-year-old midfielder Antonio Blanco in the ongoing transfer window. Getafe have already raided Real Madrid this summer once for the signing of striker Borja Mayoral, who joined the Azulones permanently after spending the second half of the last season on loan at the club. But, Quique Sanchez Flores’ side are seemingly not done shopping at Real Madrid.
NEYMAR RETURNS TO PAY TRAINING
Brazilian star Neymar has returned to training to provide Paris Saint Germain (PSG)with a big boost ahead of their two-legged last 16 tie with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
MADRID MOVE OFF FOR POGBA – REPORT
Spanish La Liga leaders Real Madrid have reportedly pulled out of a move for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. This is according to the report from Spanish newspaper Marca which claimed that Real Madrid are no longer interested in signing Pogba due to the lack of conviction that the Frenchman will fit into their squad.
REAL MADRID LOSE AGAIN
Spanish La Liga leaders Real Madrid made it two successive defeats in all competitions following the defeat at the hands of hosts Espanyol in the league. Real Madrid were beaten 2-1 by the Catalan club as they suffered their first defeat in the Spanish La Liga this season.
MADRID DROP LA LIGA POINTS
Real Madrid have dropped their first points of the new Spanish La Liga season after they could only play out a 3-3 draw with hosts Levante. The two sides enjoyed a six-goal thriller in what was the second game in the league for them this season.
UNITED EYEING VARANE SWOOP
Manchester United have reportedly made Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane a transfer target this summer. According to Sky Sports News, Manchester United want to sign the Frenchman and that the Red Devils have held initial talks over a possible move for the Real Madrid centre back.
MBAPPE WANTS MADRID MOVE
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker KylianMbappe wants to join Spanish champions Real Madrid this summer whether or not current manager Zinedine Zidane stays on beyond this season. According to the publication from Spanish media outlet Football Espana, Mbappe is coming to Real Madrid with or without Zidane.
TUCHEL AVOIDS MADRID DEFEAT AGAIN
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchelavoided defeat against Real Madrid once again after the German tactician led the Blues to a creditable 1-1 draw away from home against the 13-time European champions in the first leg of the semi-final tie between the two teams (Chelsea and Madrid) in the Champions League.
PICHICHI RACE: BENZEMA HITS BRACE
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been in good form since he returned from his injury layoff earlier this month. The Frenchman scored two goals at the weekend to boost his chances of winning the Pichichi Award at the end ofthe season. The Pichichi Award is given to the highest goalscorer at the end of the season and the Real Madrid striker is in the picture ahead of the final ten games in the Spanish top flight. Benzema scored a fantastic brace as Real Madrid secured an impressive 3-1 win over home team Celta Vigo. The brace took Benzema to 17 goals on the scoring chart and he’s now third behind the duo of Atletico Madrid hitman Luis Suarez and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi.