Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane prepares for a few potential exits this summer
BALE WANTS MAN UTD MOVE
Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric that he wants to return to the Premier League with Manchester United, reports Don Balon.
The former Tottenham forward has been linked with the Red Devils for some time, with a possible £90 million switch being mooted.
ZIDANE WANTS MBAPPE TO REPLACE BALE
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is interesting in signing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, but only after Gareth Bale is sold, according to Marca .
Zidane does not believe that Mbappe and Bale can both fit into his attack at Santiago Bernabeu, and is looking to offload the Wales international before brining in the teenager.
KLOPP IN CONTACT WITH MBAPPE
Jurgen Klopp has kept in close contact with Kylian Mbappe as Liverpool remain in the chase to sign him, L’Equipe claims.
The 18-year-old striker has reportedly told Monaco that he wants to leave, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona linked with him.
However, Klopp has stayed in touch since he tried to convince the France international to move to Anfield in May and they have not yet been ruled out.
MBAPPE TELLS MONACO HE WANTS OUT
Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe has told the club he wants to leave this summer, according to L’Equipe .
The teenage sensation is limiting his choices to a select few contenders. Barcelona – who have €222m to spend now that Neymar is sold – are among them as his entourage has reportedly had a meeting with the club.
MBAPPE PRICE NOW €200M
Monaco have raised their asking price for Kylian Mbappe to €200 million in the hope that Barcelona will seek him out as a replacement for Neymar, reports Mail Online .
Real Madrid were reportedly willing to pay around £160m for the France international, but they will now have to dig a little deeper if they want to get a deal done.
RONALDO DOESN’T WANT MBAPPE AT REAL
Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to see Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid because he is wary of losing his star status at the club, according to Diario Gol .
The Champions League winners have been linked closely with Monaco’s wonderkid, with rumours of a summer signing continuing to circulate.
But Ronaldo is reportedly worried sharing the spotlight with Mbappe will harm his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or again, and would not look kindly on the blockbuster signing.
MAN UTD TO OFFER £90M FOR BALE
Manchester United will offer Real Madrid £90 million for Gareth Bale, but will wait until next summer to do so, says an exclusive report from the Express .
The former Tottenham star has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, though Zinedine Zidane’s desire to keep hold of the attacker has ended any potential deal.
Jose Mourinho retains an interest in Bale, though, and will launch a fresh approach for his services in 2018.
MONACO NAME MBAPPE PRICE
Monaco would be willing to sell Kylian Mbappe if they were to receive a bid of €180 million, according to L’Equipe .
The Ligue 1 champions are continuing talks over a contract extension with the teenage forward amid interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.
And they are now set to consider selling, but only if their demands are met financially.
MAN UTD GIVEN BALE HOPE
Manchester United are on red alert after being given hope of signing Gareth Bale by Real Madrid, according to The Telegraph .
Jose Mourinho’s side could be on the verge of a fresh move after Zinedine Zidane could not guarantee that Bale will stay with the club this summer.
Madrid are hoping to sign Kylian Mbappe in a record deal, with the former Spurs man seen as the most expendable of Los Blancos’ stars.
MILAN ASK ABOUT RONALDO’S INTENTIONS
Milan’s CEO Marco Fassone and Massimo Mirabelli had a meeting with agent Jorge Mendes in which the subject of Cristiano Ronaldo was broached, according to Sky Sports .
The Serie A club bosses were hoping to be alerted to any situation that would see the Portugal star leave the club, though there are no negotiations over a potential deal at this point.
REAL AGREE €180M MBAPPE DEAL
Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Monaco regarding a €180 million deal for teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, reports Marca .
Once a record-breaking transfer is pushed through, the France international striker will pen a six-year contract with the reigning La Liga champions.
ARSENAL & LIVERPOOL CONSIDERING BENZEMA
Arsenal and Liverpool could make a move for Karim Benzema should Real Madrid decide to sell the French striker, Don Balon reports.
Madrid reportedly have set their sights on Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, with the club planning to use Benzema to help finance the move. While the Gunners and Reds are in contention for Benzema, the 29-year-old also could end up at Monaco to help lower the price for Mbappe.
DEMBELE FAVOURS REAL
Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele is looking to secure a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to Don Balon .
The France international has given up on Barcelona making an approach and is now seeking to join the reigning La Liga champions.
MADRID WANT TO SELL BENZEMA
Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez has decided that it is time to sell Karim Benzema, Spanish outlet Diario Gol reports.
With €35 million having been spent on the striker back in 2009, Perez feels he has made plenty of money back on his investment and that now is the time to cash in on the 29-year-old in order to finance a move for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe
ASENSIO WANTS MADRID REWARD
Marco Asensio wants to be rewarded by Real Madrid for his progress last season following interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus, according to Don Balon .
Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined not to sell Asensio, but the forward is looking for an important role in Zinedine Zidane’s team and a contract matching the terms which the likes of Arsenal and United can offer.
MADRID EYE DOLBERG AND BERARDI
Real Madrid have made Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi if they fail to sign Kylian Mbappe, Marca reports.
The European champions are in search of a new striker after Alvaro Morata’s move to Chelsea and will target a cheaper option should talks over Mbappe break down. The Italy Under 21 international and the Denmark No.9 would be brought in to play a back up role to their star forwards.
RASHFORD ON MADRID SHORTLIST
Real Madrid have drawn up a shortlist of striker targets should they fail to land Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to Diario Gol .
Among them are Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford, Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
PL GIANTS EYE VAZQUEZ
Liverpool and Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez, according to Diario Madridista .
The Spain international is looking to leave Santiago Bernabeu, and Roma have also been linked with his signature.
CHELSEA IN SARR BATTLE
Chelsea are facing a fight to sign teenage Nice defender Malang Sarr, according to Sky Sports .
Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in the centre-back, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract.
MORATA CLOSES ON €80M CHELSEA MOVE
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is closing in on an €80 million move to Chelsea, claims Marca .
Morata had previously been a target for Manchester United, but the arrival of Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford, and inability to agree a deal with Madrid, has seemingly seen the Red Devils move on.
AC Milan have also shown an interest, but Morata now appears poised to join Premier League champions Chelsea to end manager Antonio Conte’s search for a top-class striker.
MADRID WON’T REPLACE MORATA
Real Madrid won’t sign a replacement for Alvaro Morata, if the Spain international striker leaves during the transfer window, reports AS .
AC Milan and Chelsea have been linked with bids for Morata, after Manchester United seemingly ended their pursuit after bringing in Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
Madrid want Morata to stay for another season, but if their €90 million valuation is met, they won’t move to bring in another striker.
ARSENAL TO GO FOR BENZEMA
Arsenal will make a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema if they lose Alexis Sanchez, according to the Don Balon, via Daily Star .
Alexis has consistently been linked with a Gunners exit throughout the summer transfer window, with Arsene Wenger keen on the Real Madrid striker should he lose his star man.
ALEXIS OFFERED TO MADRID
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been offered to Real Madrid, according to OK Diario .
The player’s agent has been looking to find him a new club, but the Liga champions have rejected the opportunity to sign the former Barcelona man.
CHELSEA WON’T MEET £30.8M DANILO FEE
Chelsea are refusing to meet Real Madrid’s €30.8 million asking price to sign Brazilian right-back Danilo, reports the Evening Standard .
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And the Premier League champions could now face competition for Danilo from Manchester City, who want to sign another right-back following their £45m capture of Kyle Walker.