Real Madrid continues to search for a signing for next season. Although the priority remains the inclusion of a midfielder. Los Blancos are no closer to signing a player with the quality to raise the level of the team.
After failing to compete with Manchester United for the signing of Paul Pogba and watching Verratti extend his contract with Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid are considering the alternative of hiring Sissoko or Matic.
In the case of the French player, Los Blancos understand the midfielder has expressed his desire to leave the Newcastle. The club made enquiries about a possible deal after his performances at Euro2016, where he featured the host team.
Madrid has also shown interest in Matic and has been in contact with his club, Chelsea. So far, the London club have said the defensive midfielder is not for sale and is not willing to negotiate. But word from the Bernabeu suggests a deal can be done and believe a figure close to 40 or 45 million euros would be enough to sway the Premier League club.
The Serbian midfielder is keen for the deal to work. According to sources close to the club, he is tired of the Premier League and is ready to leave London. The arrival of N’Gola Kante now threatens Matic’s place and he would be happy to join Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Real Madrid will use their friendly against Bayern Munich to ask the German club about the situation of the Austrian player, David Alaba. The versatile midfielder has attracted the attention of Zinedine Zidane, who reportedly asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to make an effort to sign the 24-year-old.
Bayern have priced Alaba at 80 million euros in a bid to scare away potential buyers as Barcelona and Manchester have also been keeping tabs on the player. Ancelotti has already told the Austrian of his desire to keep him at the Allianz Arena and has promised that he will have a major role to play. However, Alaba is understood to be keen to listen to Real Madrid’s offer.