Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane prepares for a few potential exits this summer
PSG PLOT €150M ASENSIO BID
Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a €150 million bid for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon.
Les Parisiens are still targeting Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, but should he join Madrid then the Ligue 1 giants will instead move for the young Spanish star.
MILAN CLOSE IN ON MORATA
AC Milan are closing in on a move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The switch would see the 24-year-old return to Serie A, where he enjoyed success with Juventus, and join the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Lucas Biglia, Andre Silva, Franck Kessie and Hakan Calhanoglu as summer signings for Milan.
ARSENAL TURN TO MORATA
Arsenal have turned to Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in their bid to replace Alexis Sanchez, according to Don Balon.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes Morata could form a deadly partnership with new signing Alexandre Lacazette but faces competition from Chelsea and AC Milan.
MADRID TO SELL BALE
Real Madrid are ready to sell Gareth Bale in a bid to raise funds to sign Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, according to the Sunday Express.
The Blancos are keen to make the teenager their headline summer signing, and Manchester United and Chelsea target Bale will likely be surplus to requirements.
MAN UTD DEMAND KROOS FOR DE GEA
Manchester United are demanding that Real Madrid include Toni Kroos in any deal for David de Gea, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Spanish giants are apparently still interested in signing De Gea, although Jose Mourinho will apparently not allow him to leave unless the German is included as a makeweight.
DANILO KEEN ON CHELSEA MOVE
Real Madrid right-back Danilo wants to move to Chelsea to link up with manager Antonio Conte, according to the Daily Star.
The Brazilian is apparently desperate to leave the Bernabeu this summer and the Blues are willing to bring him to the Premier League.
MILAN KEEN ON MODRIC
AC Milan are interested in signing Luka Modric, but could face a fight to persuade the Real Madrid midfielder to move to the San Siro, claims Calciomercato.
Modric is reportedly a long-term admirer of Milan, but the Serie A club’s lack of Champions League football on offer next season would be a stumbling block to any deal, even if they persuade Madrid to sell.
BONUCCI WANTS MORATA AT MILAN
New AC Milan signing Leonardo Bonucci wants Alvaro Morata to choose the Serie A side over Chelsea, according to Tuttosport .
Milan have been free-spending in the transfer market, with the €40 million capture of Bonucci from Juventus the latest signing for Vincenzo Montella’s side. The defender has spoken to the Real Madrid striker to urge him to be the next Milan signing.
MOURINHO WANTS VARANE
Jose Mourinho is looking to bring Raphael Varane to Mancheser United as part of an exchange deal involving David De Gea, according to Don Balon.
Real Madrid have not given up hope of signing the United goalkeeper, though the Red Devils are reluctant to sell their number one.
Should the situation change, however, Mourinho will look to use Real centre-back Varane as part of the deal.
CHELSEA WON’T MATCH DANILO PRICE TAG
Chelsea are unwilling to match Real Madrid’s £30.8m asking price for defender Danilo, according to the Evening Standard.
The report claims the Blues are only prepared to pay £28m for the Brazilian, who they want to compete with Victor Moses for the right wing-back position.
MADRID TO MAKE NEW DE GEA BID
Real Madrid are set to make yet another attempt to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, reports The Sun.
The Blancos will offer £50 million for the 26-year-old, who nearly joined the Spanish champions in August 2015 before a paperwork mix-up scuppered the deal.
MADRID TURN TO MEUNIER
Real Madrid could look to strengthen their right-back options by signing PSG’s Thomas Meunier, according to Marca.
With Danilo looking likely to exit this summer, the Blancos are hoping to bolster their depth behind starter Dani Carvajal, and the Belgium international represents an enticing possiblity for the La Liga and Champions League winners.
JUVE TARGETING KROOS
Juventus could use the funds from a Leonardo Bonucci transfer to target Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, according to SportMediaset.
The clubs are not yet engaged in negotiations but Juve reportedly are looking for an influential central midfielder after missing out on Blaise Matuidi and Axel Witsel.
PSG HOLD MORE MBAPPE TALKS
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery met with Kylian Mbappe’s entourage last weekend in an attempt to convince the Monaco striker to move to the Parc des Princes, reports L’Equipe .
Arsenal and Real Madrid are among the clubs trying to sign the teenage sensation, but PSG are determined to win the race for the France international.
Club president Nasser al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique met Mbappe’s entourage earlier in July, and now Emery has made his pitch to persuade the 18-year-old to choose PSG.
MADRID OPEN TO SELLING KOVACIC
Real Madrid are open to selling midfielder Mateo Kovacic this summer, according to the Evening Standard .
The Croatia international has been linked with Tottenham as the Blancos look to raise funds so they can buy Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe.
CHELSEA TO OFFER €80M FOR MORATA
Chelsea are ready to offer €80 million for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to AS .
Morata had seemingly been on course to join Manchester United, with Chelsea having been favourites to sign Lukaku, but the situation has now been turned on its head.
With Lukaku on the brink of finalising a move to United, Premier League champions Chelsea will try to sign Morata on either a four or five-year contract.
RONALDO TO REMAIN AT REAL MADRID
Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Real Madrid ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, AS report, ending speculation of a spectacular return to Manchester United.
The Portuguese star was reported to be unhappy in the Spanish capital following scrutiny over tax fraud accusations, though he has decided to stay with the Liga champions.
CASILLA TO STAY AT MADRID
Newcastle United look set to miss out on the signing of Real Madrid’s second-choice goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, according to Marca .
Former Madrid coach Rafa Benitez had shown an interest in taking Casilla to Newcastle, however, the keeper is expected to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu to provide the back-up to Keylor Navas.