Real Madrid left 12 points clear at the top of the La Liga table after 30 games with a 2-1 victory over Celta de Vigo on Saturday. Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s charges face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Monday.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos have entered the race for Harry Kane. On the other hand, the Spanish giants do not plan to give Marcelo a new contract.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Real Madrid transfer stories on April 4, 2022:
Real Madrid enters the race for Harry Kane
Real Madrid has entered the race to sign Harry Kane, according to The Hard Tackle via Transfers. The Englishman is among the most lethal strikers in the Premier League at the moment. So Madrid plans to take him to the Santiago Bernabéu this summer.
Kane has been at Tottenham Hotspur his entire career. Despite scoring goals for fun, the 28-year-old has yet to win a trophy with the London outfit. The England striker is visibly frustrated and came close to leaving Spurs last summer. Manchester City were desperate to take him to the Etihad, but the move was blocked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
However, with another trophy-less season adding to his woes, Kane is determined to make a move this summer. The Englishman also wants to play in the UEFA Champions League, which seems unlikely with Tottenham.
Kane is determined to move in this summer, with the Cityzens ready to welcome him back. The whites are also following his situation with interest and could plan a transfer at the end of the season.
Real Madrid is ready to add Kylian Mbappé to its squad this summer. However, Ancelotti also wants a world-class number nine in addition to the Frenchman. The Italian has his eyes on Erling Haaland, but the Norwegian already has a straight line for signing him. The La Liga giants have their contingency plans ready in case the 21-year-old is lost, with Kane among the options.
Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is a longtime admirer of the Englishman and could approve a move for him if they lose Haaland. However, signing the 28-year-old would not be a walk in the park as he is likely to cost a fortune. In addition to Los Blancos and City, Manchester United are also following the player.
The whites do not plan the renewal of Marcelo
Real Madrid is not interested in giving Marcelo a new contract, according to The Hard Tackle via Central Defense. The Brazilian is set to become a free agent this summer, but he wants to prolong his stay at the Santiago Bernabéu. The 33-year-old has been with the La Liga giants for nearly a decade and a half but has struggled to get back into form recently.
Marcelo has dropped down Ancelotti’s pecking order this season and is not part of the Italian’s plans. The Brazilian is willing to take a pay cut to stay at the club, but Los Blancos are already exploring the market for a replacement. It is quite unlikely that the 33-year-old will be with the Spanish giants beyond the summer.
Marcelo has played almost 550 games for Los Blancos since he arrived in the summer of 2007, contributing 38 goals and 102 assists. One of these goals came in the 2014 UEFA Champions League final victory over Atlético Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti keeping an eye on Braiz Méndez of Celta de Vigo
Real Madrid is closely following Brais Méndez, according to The Hard Tackle via Central Defense. The Spaniard rose through the ranks at Celta de Vigo and is now a crucial part of the first team. He has been on fire this season, scoring five times and posting the most assists in 32 games. The 25-year-old’s constant improvement has caught the attention of Los Blancos.
The La Liga giants are expected to beef up their midfield this summer. Ancelotti remains eager to find capable successors to Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. The Italian is also tasked with finding replacements for Dani Ceballos and Isco, who are likely to leave this summer. Mendez has emerged as an option, and the Spanish giants even scouted him during Saturday’s match.