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Now Its Time For The Real Madrid Fire Sale

Real Madrid have been busy signing Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard already with Ferland Mendy poised to join Los Blancos next week.

Real will have spent over €300m on new players in June and even a side as rich and powerful as Real Madrid have to balance the books.

Zinedine Zidane’s buying spree means that he needs to generate more than €250m in player sales in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.

And that is before the arrival of Paul Pogba and/or Christian Eriksen.

Zinedine Zidane is bringing Real Madrid back to the United States for a summer preseason tour for the fourth year in a row.

The highlight of the tour will be the Madrid derby as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid set to meet at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium in the International Champions Cup.The game will take place on July 26 and will be the first time the pair have clashed outside of Europe, following in the footsteps of the Clasico in Miami by taking Spanish derbies overseas.

“There’s no doubt that it’ll be an attractive match,” said Emilio Butragueno.

Gareth Bale

In a sign how far badly Gareth Bale’s star has fallen in the last 12 months, Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing the Welsh star, but only on loan with an option to buy as they are not convinced that Bale can stay fit for a whole season.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that he does not want not Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu any more. And in case Bale miss understood that conversation, the arrival of Eden Hazard makes it crystal clear. Bale needs to leave Madrid this summer.

Atletico Madrid USA Tour

Atlético Madrid will be the opponent for the best-of-MLS team at this year’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando.

The Spanish club, coached by Diego Simeone, features several big names including Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata, Thomas Lemar, Koke and Saúl Ñíguez. Atletico Madrid continues the trend of a major European club coming to the USA to take on MLS’s top talent, something that has happened for the last 14 years.

Recent MLS All-Star opponents have included Juventus, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, with MLS falling to Juventus and Real in penalties in each of the last two seasons.

Real Madrid Finally Land Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard Real Madrid

They thought they would be doing this 12 months ago, Real Madrid have confirmed they have finally signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea in a deal which could rise to more than €150million.

Hazard will move to Spain for an initial fee of €100m on a five-year contract worth more than €400,000 a week, and is set to be presented as a Real player on Thursday after international duty with Belgium, subject to a medical.

Chelsea will receive additional payments depending upon a series of add-ons, some of which are understood to be basic and very achievable.

Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic has signed for Real Madrid in a £62million deal. The striker will join the Spanish giants on a six-year contract, pending a medical, after the two clubs agreed terms on a transfer on Tuesday morning.

The £62m fee is the largest amount Real have ever paid for a striker. He will also be their third most-expensive signing ever, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic said: ‘

Luka Jovic is a big loss for us. His explosiveness and scoring skills have impressed throughout Europe and we’ve benefited not only from his goals over the past two years.

Julen Lopetegui

Sevilla have appointed former and coach Julen Lopetegui as their new manager. The 52-year-old has signed a three-year-deal with the club, who announced his arrival on Tuesday.

Lopetegui has been out of work since being dismissed by Madrid at the end of October following a 5-1 El Clasico loss against Barcelona – leaving the club languishing in ninth place in La Liga after ten matches.

Lopetegui’s appointment at the outgoing European champions came in acrimonious circumstances, coming on the eve of the World Cup, where he was set to manage the Spanish national team, last summer.

Champions League Trophy

Liverpool will be one of the top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stage after victory over Tottenham in the final on Saturday.

This is because UEFA grants a place in pot one to the winner of Europe’s elite competition and the winner of the Europa League.

The Reds and Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, will be alongside the league champions from the top six countries according to UEFA.

They are Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit.

Antoine Griezmann

Barcelona will reportedly make their move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann on July 1.

Griezmann snubbed a move to the Nou Camp in order to stay in Madrid last summer but has made it clear that he now wants to leave the Wanda Metropolitano.

According to Mundo Deportivo in an article titled ‘GRIEZMANN SI’, the 28-year-old Frenchman has his heart set on a move to Barcelona who are also committed to signing him.

It is reported that Barca will submit a bid for Griezmann at the start of July when a clause in his current contract sees him become available for €120 million.

Barcelona are reportedly ready to listen to offers for forward Ousmane Dembele, just two years after making him the second most expensive player of all time.

France international Dembele moved to Catalonia from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 in a deal worth €105 million plus a reported €40 million in add-ons.

And, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Barcelona would listen to offers if a club approached them and met their valuation of the player, which is €100m.

There have been concerns in Barcelona not only over Dembele’s inconsistent form and injuries, but also his behavior which, at times, has bordered on the unprofessional.