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The great £460m transfer spree: Real Madrid will spend more this summer than they have in the last FIVE YEARS as Zidane eyes five stars including Pogba, Hazard and Eriksen.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6988301/Real-Madrid-plot-460m-spending-spree-Paul-Pogba-Eden-Hazard-Christian-Eriksen.html *The great £460m transfer spree: Real Madrid will spend more this summer than they have in the last FIVE YEARS as Zidane eyes five stars including Pogba, Hazard and Eriksen* ●Real Madrid are planning to overhaul their squad in the summer transfer window ●Zinedine Zidane has 'found five players he wants' after meeting with Real chiefs ●Premier League trio Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen are wanted ●Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Frankfurt's Luka Jovic are also on the list ●The club are set to spend more in one window than they have in five years By NATHAN SALT FOR MAILONLINE Real Madrid are planning an overhaul of their squad this summer with boss Zinedine Zidane looking to bridge the gap to their rivals. Zidane, according to Spanish outlet AS, has 'sat down with his bosses' to identify five players he wants to acquire this summer in a spending spree close to £460million. The Galactico era has become a thing of the past over previous windows, but now the club are willing to bankroll a major transfer spending spree upon Zidane's return to the club that will see them spend more this summer than they have on 23 signings in the past five years. The report details how the Frenchman wants Manchester United's Paul Pogba, Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele and Frankfurt's Luka Jovic. The big issue for Real is that the players they are monitoring will not be available cheaply - which is an issue while the club also try and finance their rebuild of the Bernabeu. They have already signed Porto defender Eder Militao for £43m and are showing no signs of concluding their business with that move. Militao has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu, with Madrid confirming he has committed his future to the club until 2025. Hazard is considered the most likely arrival given his contract with Chelsea expires in 2020. But even with a year left on his deal, the west London club will not be parting with the Belgian on the cheap and could hold out for a fee around £95m. Tottenham's creative midfielder Eriksen also sees his current contract expire next year and is another Real will feel is a realistic option. Daniel Levy and Tottenham are fierce negotiators in the transfer market and AS say that the Premier League side want £85m for the Denmark international. Pogba has long been linked with a switch to Real Madrid in recent months, not least to link up with fellow Frenchman Zidane after he returned to the top job at the Bernabeu. The United midfielder has divided opinion in Manchester of late but having paid £89m to bring him back from Juventus, the club would be looking for a sizeable profit on one of their most marketable assets. Pogba's staggering wages could prove an issue with so many players wanted by the club to revolutionise the side this summer. Pogba earns £15million a year at Old Trafford and is one of the best paid players at the club. Any move to Real would take a serious chunk off their wage bill and those in charge at the Bernabeu are starting to have doubts. Pogba's French compatriot Ndombele is another to have caught the eye in Madrid with his reputation soaring following a fine campaign with Lyon. The tall and strong central midfielder looked assured in the Champions League in games against Manchester City and has been viewed in some quarters as a long-term replacement for reigning Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric, who turns 34 in September. In order to fund such a summer outlay, the club need to raise funds through sales with Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Mateo Kovacic 'earmarked to an exit' to free up spots in the first-team squad. Bale has struggled to win over the club's supporters and finds himself routinely jeered while both Rodriguez and Kovacic have already departed the club on loan deals. The reports in Spain also suggest the club will raise funds through a new kit deal with adidas which 'will raise Madrid 100m euros a year' to bolster hopes of a summer rebuild. Real Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in the last-16 and are currently sat 18 points behind champions Barcelona in La Liga this season. PUBLISHED: 09:26 BST, 3 May 2019
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER RUMOURS AND UPDATES.
- Real Madrid believe they will sign Chelsea's Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, as soon as the current campaign finishes. (Marca) . - Manchester United have made their final contract offer to Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, a one-year deal with the option of an additional year, and are hopeful the 31-year-old will stay at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News) . - Fulham left-sided player Ryan Sessegnon, 18, has set his sights on joining Tottenham this summer. (Mail) . - Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, insists he will be at the club next season despite interest from Manchester United. (London Evening Standard) . - Manchester City's Brazil defender Danilo, 27, has agreed a "four to five year" contract at Inter Milan worth 3.5m euros per year. (Gazetta dello Sport, via Manchester Evening News) . - Ajax's Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, is "still interested" in another club amid talk of a summer switch to Barcelona. (Mirror) . - Atletico Madrid have made contact with Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi over a move for the 31-year-old Argentine defender. (AS) . - Manchester United are vying with Juventus to sign Benfica's Portugal international defender Ruben Dias, 21. (Record., via Manchester Evening News) . - Arsenal have added Getafe defender Djene to their list of summer transfer targets. (Marca, via Mirror) . - Qatar is reconsidering its commitment to Paris St-Germain after the club's failure to make any significant progress in the Champions League and defeat in the Coupe de France final. (Le Parisien, via AS) . - Crystal Palace and Burnley could move for Cardiff's former England Under-20 winger Josh Murphy, 24, should the Bluebirds get relegated from the Premier League. (Football Insider, via Wales Online) . - Everton boss Marco Silva has praised the attitude of Senegal international midfielder Idrisa Gueye, 29, who was denied a move to Paris St- Germain in January. (Liverpool Echo) . - Liverpool winger Ryan Kent, 22, on loan this season at Rangers, has confirmed his desire to leave Anfield, with the Scottish side keen to sign him on a permanent basis. (Express) . - Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has no interest in selling the club despite fresh speculation linking Britain's richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, with a takeover. (ESPN) . - Chile international Guillermo Maripan, 24, a target for West Ham, will not be sold by Alaves this summer. (AS, via Inside Futbol) . - Former Everton, Manchester United and West Ham boss David Moyes would favour a return to club football over an international job, amid links with the managerial roles at Scotland and Celtic. (Talksport) . - Arsenal scouts have been alerted to Under-17 striker Yad Lochereau from French amateur club FC Lyon, who due to some unexplained registration issues, is only able to turn out for the Under-15 side. (Foot Mercato, via Sun)
Real Madrid agree Luka Jovic signing for €60m (AS)
Real Madrid agree Luka Jovic signing for €60m (AS) Hours ago / autty The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has been tracked by several of Europe's elite clubs, but it is Los Blancos who have secured him for next season. Real Madrid have secured the signing of Luka Jovic, the Eintracht Frankfurt striker, for 60 million euros. Of that amount, 48 million will be for Eintracht and 12 for Benfica, who had stipulated that 20% of any future transfer would come to them. The Serbian striker will sign for the next six seasons. Jovic will be with Madrid for 2018/19 Los Blancos have wanted to accelerate the negotiations for Jovic after interest was raised by several other European clubs (PSG being the most recent to join in the bidding). For weeks the operation has been very advanced, as already reported by AS, and in the last few days the details have been finalised. The 21-year old becomes the second signing of the new project, following that of defender Militao from Porto. There is, of course, plenty more transfer activity expected to come, as Real Madrid look to reinvigorate the squad to match any other team on the planet.
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