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Ronaldo prefers Lewandowski over Kane, Arsenal identify Wenger's replacement, Manchester United's five-man summer shortlist and more: Transfer round-up, March 1, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Kane or Lewandowski? Ronaldo chooses

Good evening and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Despite the season now entering its business end, top clubs are also 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. Though the transfer world has been slow today to churn out news, we have managed to get a bunch of stories that made headlines on March 1, 2018: 

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Robert Lewandowski ahead of Harry Kane 

If the good folks at Diario Gol are to be believed, Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told the Real Madrid top brass that he wants Robert Lewandowski over Harry Kane at the Bernabeu next season. Both the strikers are linked with a move to Spain but the club talisman has now made his intentions clear. 

Real Madrid have long been courting Lewandowski who is also inclined towards a move to Madrid. Bayern Munich want €150 million for the Polish hitman but Madrid are ready to include James Rodriguez in the deal which will lessen Lewandowski's price by close to €50 million. 

Marco Asensio happy to fight for his place at Real Madrid 

The Real Madrid forward has cleared the air over his future and has ultimately ended a number of clubs' wish to sign him in the summer. He was said to be unhappy over his role at Madrid but in a promotional video with Nike, Asensio has now revealed his future plans. 

The Spaniard was quoted by Goal as saying, "I've always been able to score goals and I have come to Madrid to stay and score many goals." Despite not starting prominently, Asensio has racked up 10 goals in all competitions. 

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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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