AS: Real Madrid interested in Cancelo and Haaland

AS in the subject of z Thursday cover reports that the Królewski team is working on further staff development and two Manchester City names João Cancelo and Erling Haaland are on the short and long term list. As for the defender, the Portuguese aroused the interest of the club already in 2014-2018, when he was a Valencia player. Next summer, a defender who can play on both sides will be 29 years old. According to the journal, due to his age, such an operation could be closed in the range of EUR 40-50 million, although the player’s contract expires in 2027, and Transfermarkt it is valued at 65 million euros. The player also praises Carlo Ancelotti, who appreciates his versatility and covering both sides of the defense.

The newspaper emphasizes on this topic that the interest in the Portuguese is connected with the situation of Ferland Mendy. The French’s contract expires in 2025 and the left-back has already let the club know what kind of increase he would expect in the new contract. The club considers his proposal to be highly overstated and for today talks on this matter are on hold, which is to play in Cancelo’s favor. AS points out that the City player already knows about Real Madrid’s interest and would be open to a move to Spain.

In the case of Haaland, the player himself and his father admitted in a document about their decision that the big problem in coming to Real Madrid this year was Karim Benzema and his disposition and role of the attack leader Los Blancos. The newspaper emphasizes that the Norwegian’s dream of a white jersey, however, does not change and the club will aim to bring it in 2024.

The daily claims that then the departure clause in the forward’s contract will be € 180 million, which is high, but makes sense for such a player. What’s more, the club is planning these two next years with Benzema, after which Haaland would be the perfect successor to the French.

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