Real Madrid transfer news: Chelsea want Casemiro, Lewandowski ignores Real Madrid links and more - 20 February 2018
Real Madrid are weighing their options ahead of the next summer transfer window as they are tipped to make wholesale changes to their squad in their attempts to topple Barcelona for the La Liga title. Here are the top Real Madrid transfer rumours on 20 February 2018.
Real Madrid to miss out on Lewandowski?
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has ignored all the rumours of him joining Real Madrid in the summer and is ready to give his 100% to Bayern Munich as he aims to win another Champions League title with the German club, reports Kickr.
Lewandowski has been a constant target for the Spanish Champions who are ready to overhaul their attacking options next summer with Eden Hazard and Lewandowski lined up as replacements for Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
However, Lewandowski has distanced himself from all those rumours and said: "At the moment I do not worry about it.
"If I was to think about this speculation as a Bayern player, it would not be good for me because I would not be focused on my job here. I'm a Bayern player and I want to give everything here first."
Chelsea to submit an offer for Casemiro
Chelsea are desperate to improve their midfield and have targetted Real Madrid star Casemiro as a potential summer signing, according to reports from Don Balon.
The report claims that Chelsea have even submitted their offer and are confident of signing the Brazilian in the summer transfer window.
According to Don Balon, Casemiro could be one of the potential stars who will be sold in the summer as Real Madrid look to secure a move for the former Barcelona attacker Neymar.
Neymar is tipped to make his La Liga return in the summer as Real Madrid are preparing a gigantic offer of over £200m for the Brazilian international star but they need to sell players before spending that much on Neymar which could see Casemiro and many others quit Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.
Bellerin linked with a summer move to Real Madrid
Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is ready to make a move for the former Barcelona right-back Hector Bellerin and is personally negotiating to sign the right-back in the summer, reports The Guardian.
Perez watched Barcelona try and fail to sign Bellerin last summer and is ready to strike a massive body blow to Barcelona's transfer plans by signing Bellerin next season.
Perez is ready to spend up to €40million to sign the former La Masia academy's product and get one over on his arch rivals. Bellerin has been itching for a move away from Arsenal after another underwhelming season at The Emirates.
Bellerin has been recently involved in a spat of words with Arsenal fans and in particular, Arsenal Fan TV which has seen him become a hated figure among the Gunners supporters and the Spaniard could move back to his native land with Real Madrid ready to make an offer for him in the summer.