Real Madrid transfer news: Alisson talks up transfer to Real, Carvajal to welcome former striker back, Perez to beat Barcelona to the signing of star defender and more - 17th March 2018
Real Madrid has not had the best of seasons in domestic competitions but Los Merengues have continued to be as imperious in Europe as they were last season.
Following the lifting of both the La Liga and UEFA Champions League trophies last season, manager Zinedine Zidane and club supremo Florentino Perez decided against making marquee signings in order to maintain the good balance the squad had.
Instead, the club focused on bringing in young players like Theo Hernandez & Dani Ceballos to act as back-ups in certain positions while some products of La Fabrica who had spent the 2016/2017 season out on loan: Marco Llorente, Jesus Vallejo & Borja Mayoral were brought back.
The dismal defence of the La Liga crown coupled with disappointing elimination from the Copa Del Rey as well as the need to replace underperforming players has seen the Madrid hierarchy draw up plans to play the transfer window in a manner reminiscent of the club's splurge in the 2009 summer window.
Here are some of the latest news concerning Los Merengues' rumoured transfer plans:
#1 Alisson expresses delight at being linked to Real
After being drawn against Real Madrid's arch-rivals FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Gilallorossi's number one goalie, Alisson Becker has expressed delight at being linked to Real Madrid.
In an interview with Brazilian media outlet, Globoesporte, the Brazilian international who will be the number one for the Seleção at the World Cup in Russia said:
"Those links massage the ego, it cannot be denied. People get satisfaction from having recognition. I feel very happy to have that recognition. ‘It means that I am doing my job well, that they are watching me. ‘Even more so when one hears about Real Madrid."
With Liverpool also said to be interested, it remains to be seen if he will get his desired move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
He won't come cheap however as Roma's sporting director; Carlos Monchi and manager Eusebio Di Francesco think very highly of the 25-year-old and a potential transfer would definitely break the goalkeeping record fee currently held by Alisson's national teammate; Ederson after his £34.7m move to Manchester City from SL Benfica.