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Real Madrid want 4 Manchester City players for €350 million, FC Barcelona eye Anthony Martial and more: Transfer round-up, April 26, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the season now entering its final quarter, 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 scouring through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on April 26, 2018:

La Liga 

Real Madrid to target four Manchester City players 

Real Madrid are preparing for a blockbuster summer transfer window with a major squad overhaul bound to happen at the Bernabeu. Manchester Evening News have today claimed that Real Madrid are set to raid Manchester City and make a move for not one, not two but for four first-team players. 

It is reported that Real Madrid are interested in the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and John Stones. Though Manchester City aren't keen on entertaining any offers for their core set of players, Real Madrid are expected to test the resolve of the Premier League champions with a massive bid. 

Real Madrid value Sane at £70 million, De Bruyne at £175 million and the remaining two at a collective price of £100 million. All in all, Los Blancos may offer Manchester City a staggering amount of €350 million to sign the four players. 

FC Barcelona impressed by Fabian Ruiz 

Fabian Ruiz has been one of the standout performers for Real Betis this season. His good run has not gone unnoticed, with Barcelona reportedly interested in making a move for the midfielder. 

Mundo Deportivo reveals that Ruiz has a release clause of €30 million in his Real Betis contract. With Andres Iniesta and Andre Gomes set to depart, Barcelona are in the market for a creative midfielder and the club believe Ruiz fits the bill perfectly. 

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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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