- Chelsea has experienced one their worst seasons in the modern age era
- The Premier League side is also having issues with players’ contracts and some might leave
- Real Madrid is readying its bid for three Chelsea players including Mason Mount and Reece James
Real Madrid is ready to reshape their squad for the following seasons, with off-season investment planned and have spotted four Chelsea players they want to bring on board in the summer transfer window.
Los Blancos are expected to finish second in La Liga, trailing Barcelona by 11 points with nine games remaining.
The depth of the reigning European champions, who are in the quarter-finals this season, has been challenged at times this season.
Fichajes asserts Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has identified four Chelsea players as prospective targets: Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, and Mateo Kovacic.
The last three are all out of contract in 2024, which means Los Blancos may sign them for nothing if they do not re-sign.
Perez is planning to profit on Chelsea’s demise this season, with the club set to miss the Champions League next season.
Mount has drawn interest from numerous major teams due to his quality and contract position, while Kovacic previously spent three seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Lionel Messi wants to return to Barcelona when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of this season, reports Fichajes. Messi will overlook offers from Saudi Arabia and MLS club Inter Miami to return to his former club.
Manchester United are in pole position to sign French defender Axel Disasi from Monaco in the off-season, claims Football Insider. Disasi is out of contract in 2025, with Chelsea and Manchester City also said to be interested.
Liverpool have turned to Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, claims The Times.
Calciomercatoweb claims Arsenal are still in the race to sign Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic, despite stiff competition from Madrid and PSG.
Toni Kroos is set to accept a contract extension offer from Madrid and re-commit to the club for another 12 months, reports Marca.
Chelsea have met with ex-Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann as they look for their next permanent manager, according to The Times.