Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane prepares for a few potential exits this summer
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.
PSG LEAD BALE HUNT
Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to Don Balon .
The Wales international has been linked with a return to the Premier League at Manchester United, but France could be a more likely destination if he leaves the Santiago Bernabeu.
MBAPPE RECEIVES FRESH MADRID CALL
Real Madrid have made fresh calls to Kylian Mbappe, having not given up their pursuit of the Monaco youngster, according to Marca .
While the Spanish side are still chasing, so are Arsenal and PSG, and it looks increasingly likely that the forward will return to training with Monaco before any decision.
BALE CAN LEAVE FOR £88M
Real Madrid would be prepared to part with Gareth Bale for £88 million, reports Diario Gol .
Manchester United have been linked with a move to bring the Wales international back to the Premier League and have been informed of how much it will take to make that happen.
MBAPPE LAYS OUT MADRID CONDITIONS
Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, football’s hottest attacking prospect, has laid out his conditions for joining Real Madrid, according to a report by Spanish outlet Diario Gol .
Despite being only 18 years old, the sought-after striker has made it clear that he will not accept a move unless he becomes one of Los Blancos’ highest earners.
Mbappe is said to want wage parity with Gareth Bale, and will expect to be the club’s second-highest-paid player behind Cristiano Ronaldo.