REAL MADRID transfer news is coming in thick and fast and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest from the Bernabeu
Tuesday July 10
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus
Wow! I suspect this will be the biggest story of this year’s transfer window.
Real Madrid and Juventus have struck an agreement for Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sky Sports claim the two parties have ‘agreed a deal’ for the 33-year-old worth somewhere in the region of £105million.
More to follow…
Marco Asensio staying
Marco Asensio will not be leaving Real Madrid this summer, according to his agent Horacio Gaggioli.
The 22-year-old play-maker was linked with a British transfer record switch to Liverpool a few weeks ago.
And while the legitimacy of such reports from Spain, which suggest Real Madrid flatly rejected the Reds, are up for debate – Asensio left the door open on his Bernabeu future by insisting he would discuss his future after the World Cup.
But having added a second Champions League winner’s medal after breaking into Real Madrid’s first team in 2016-17 after a year on loan at Espanyol, the possibility of Asensio leaving Madrid has been quashed by his agent.
Gaggioli declared to Calciomercato: “Marco does not move, he stays at Real Madrid. He is growing a lot and I think next season will be very important for him in Madrid.”
Man Utd and Man City want Mateo Kovacic
Manchester United will face competition from rivals Manchester City in the race for Mateo Kovacic, according to reports.
The Mirror suggest that Kovacic is being viewed as an alternative to Napoli’s Jorginho – with a deal for the Italian still yet to go through despite City having been strongly linked with the midfielder for several months.
And the report even says that City have enquired about Real Madrid star Kovacic with Chelsea, particularly because of incoming manager Maurizio Sarri, thought to be considering hijacking a deal for Jorginho.
Kovacic would be of interest to a number of top European clubs if he were to leave the Spanish capital this summer, including United if reports are to be believed.
United were linked with the Croatian by the Daily Mail last month with the 24-year-old having publicly admitted that he believes he needs to move on from Madrid for more game-time.