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Real Madrid to sell five players to fund Neymar's move, Man Utd to make a €70 million bid for Varane and more: Transfer round-up, May 9, 2018

Sumedh Pande
91.10K   //    09 May 2018, 21:07 IST

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Hello people! Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the season now entering its final month, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets. 

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. After scorching through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on May 9, 2018:

La Liga 

Real Madrid to offload five players to fund Neymar's transfer 

Yesterday it was revealed that Neymar would cost around €300 million for Real Madrid this summer. And today, Don Balon has reported that Los Blancos have decided to sell five first-team players to fund a move for Neymar. 

The players on Real Madrid's selling list are Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Dani Ceballos, Matteo Kovacic and Jesus Vallejo. The club hierarchy are looking to raise at least €200 million from the sale of these five players. 

Atletico Madrid contact Edinson Cavani 

With Antoine Griezmann closing in on a move to FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid have started preparing for life after the Frenchman. Mundo Deportivo has reported that Atletico have contacted PSG's Edinson Cavani over a potential summer deal. 

Cavani has long been linked with a move away from Paris and may accept the proposal to replace Griezmann at the Wanda Metropolitana. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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