Report: Real Madrid to spend €540m on SIX players

Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to spend up to €540m in signing six players during the summer transfer window.

After enduring their worst campaign in over two decades, Real are set to flex their financial muscle in a bid to give the squad a badly needed change.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is at the centre of things and has allegedly identified his targets for the upcoming transfer window. As part of this revolution, though, stars like Gareth Bale are set to be axed.

And Real haven’t been wasting any time either after already striking a deal to sign FC Porto’s Eder Militao for €50m. The Brazilian centre-back will link-up with his new teammates at the end of the season.

Now Spanish newspaper AS have identified the following FIVE players on Zidane’s transfer list. Should things go to plan, Los Merengues will have spent around €540m.

Paul Pogba (€150m)

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Paul Pogba of Manchester United applauds fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Talk of Pogba making a move to Los Blancos in the summer transfer window has grown since Zidane’s return as manager last month.

The 26-year-old midfielder has refused to quash talk over a move to Real and even confessed it would be a “dream” to play under Zidane.

Now, Manchester United are allegedly willing to part with Pogba at €150m. This will be €15m more than what they had paid Juventus to re-sign in him in 2016.

Eden Hazard (€112m)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 24: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on January 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The Belgian winger’s contract at Chelsea is up in June 2020 and he has given no indication whatsoever on whether he plans to sign an extension.

Zidane’s return has only strengthened rumours linking Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 28-year-old himself recently expressed his delight over the Frenchman’s comeback.

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Apparently, Chelsea have sent Real an asking price of €112m for Hazard.

Christian Eriksen (€85m)

Tottenham Hotspur v FC Internazionale - UEFA Champions League Group B
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Internazionale at Wembley Stadium on November 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Like Hazard, the Danish playmaker will be out of contract next year. Tottenham are keen to tie him down to a new long-term deal. But, so far, talks have made no progress whatsoever.

It’s understood that Real view the 27-year-old Eriksen as the ideal replacement for an ageing Luka Modric. The club have apparently evaluated the Spurs star to be worth €85m.

Tanguy Ndombele (€80m)

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SINSHEIM, GERMANY – OCTOBER 23: Tanguy Ndombele of Olympique Lyonnais celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Olympique Lyonnais at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on October 23, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

After a successful loan spell, Lyon signed Ndombele on a permanent deal of €10m last summer.

The 22-year-old midfielder has since continued his phenomenal form this season, with his dribbling ability and smart passes earning him plenty of plaudits.

Despite only signing him last year, Lyon are reportedly prepared to sell with Ndombele to Real for €80m.

Luka Jovic (€60m)

Eintracht Frankfurt v Fortuna Duesseldorf - Bundesliga
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Serbian striker has impressed greatly in the Bundesliga this season. His tally of 17 goals in 29 appearances being bettered by only Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

With no more Cristiano Ronaldo, Real are desperate to reinforce their attacking options and view Jovic as a worthy candidate.

AS claims that talks between Eintracht and Real are at an advanced stage, with a deal of €60m likely to the final price.

 

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