Real Madrid is reportedly targeting a move for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Braut Haaland in the next transfer window.
Although Mino Raiola recently said that he thought it would be unlikely that the young striker would leave Dortmund having arrived in January from RB Salzburg, Marca claims that Haaland has become the best choice for their next big signature.
While football is currently closing due to coronavirus and it is unclear when the program returns to normal, Madrid are apparently still working on a potential deal for the young star.
They are also said to be considering moves for Inter star Lautaro Martinez and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, but Haaland is said to be their first choice.
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While the club still seems confident in Karim Benzema’s ability to score, he is aware that at the age of 32 he needs more support.
This is because Luka Jovic’s transfer to Bernabeu from Eintracht Frankfurt did not work – and the attacker will be allowed to go on loan.
The 22-year-old had a two-year loan in the German club from Benfica between 2017 and 2019, and in his second season he hit a rich form streak that saw the Bundesliga team exercise their option to buy the striker.
However, Real Madrid acted quickly last summer to match its € 60 million (£ 55 million) acquisition clause.
But so far he has not managed to impress during his stay in the Spanish capital, making only 15 appearances in the La Liga, scoring twice.
Real will consider a loan to see if another club can get it back in the good shape that sealed their move to Madrid last summer.
That could be excellent news for both Chelsea and Tottenham, who are looking for talent to attack.
Jose Mourinho wanted to bring more offensive reinforcements into the January transfer window even before Harry Kane’s hamstring injury on New Years Day, and the need for real support for the English captain has always been a difficult balance, so is its importance for the team.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Frank is said to be keeping an eye on the attackers, with Michy Batshuayi failing to offer consistent returns when replacing Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud approaching an exit in January.