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Real Madrid transfer news: Bale's sale to fund Griezmann's transfer, swap deal for Alli in place and more - 24th September 2017

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Club Atletico de Madrid v Valencia CF - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid v Valencia CF - La Liga

Griezmann eyed by Real Madrid

Real Madrid have set their sights on Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and are even willing to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United for that cause, reports Don Balon.

Spanish Champions are aware of their need to replace Karim Benzema next summer and with Griezmann certain to quit Atletico in January or next summer, Real think they get their man.

Man United have followed Griezmann for a while now but Florentino Perez believes that by offering Bale and not making a move for David De Gea, they can win the Griezmann battle against The Red Devils.

Real are prepared to pay over £90million for Griezmann and force Atletico to sell their star striker.

Diego Costa's signing will also allow Atletico to consider selling Griezmann, who has previously expressed his frustration at the club's ambition and lack of major trophies.

Alli promised a big-money move next season

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Alli is also linked with Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur will find it hard to keep hold of their star playmaker, Dele Alli, after Real Madrid have initiated the plans to sign him next summer.

According to Don Balon, Alli's agent has informed the player that a move to Real Madrid may become a possibility if Spurs decide to accept Real's £80m offer for the England international.

Los Blancos are even prepared to offer Matteo Kovacic in a swap deal to sweeten the deal for Tottenham Hotspur.


However, Don Balon, were quick to report that Manchester United have also set their sights on Alli and are in constant talks with his agent to force a move next season.

Marcos Llorente extends his contract until 2021

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Llorente is hailed as the next Kroos

Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has extended his contract with the club which will keep him at Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.

Llorente, 22 is part of Real's promising youth team and made his debut back in 2014 under Rafa Benitez. He spent the last season out on loan to the La Liga side Alaves.

Expressing his delight on the new deal, Llorente said: "I'm very happy about renewing my contract," he told the club's official website. I hope that we can enjoy big titles this year and in years to come."

"I don't want to be on the bench, in case somebody gets injured or something happens. I want to fight for a place. I don't want to be the new Casemiro, or the new [Toni] Kroos, I want to be Marcos Llorente."

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