Real turn attention to Mbappe and Rodrigo
Posted: 23 August 2018 Time: 20:00
Real Madrid have moved their attention in their pursuit of finding a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo with one week of the European transfer window remaining.
The European champions are focused on bringing in an attacking star to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to British publication The Independent, the European champions have been priced out of a move for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard,
The Premier League trio has been earmarked as long-term targets but with Real reportedly only bidding as high as 120 million euros - the negotiations ended with all three clubs.
Despite president Florentino Perez usually priding himself on the fact Madrid can generally 'do deals other clubs cannot' and pull off the impossible, there is a realisation that the English clubs just will not budge on any of their stars.
According to Spanish publication AS, coach Julen Lopetegui has now asked President Florentino Perez for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno, whom he included in the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad before his surprise exit.
Liverpool flop Iago Aspas, who's enjoyed prolific form since his return to LaLiga has also been mentioned along with PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, amidst their Financial Fair Play concerns.