By Chris King • 06 June 2023 • 19:47
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Real Madrid are said to have pulled out of a possible deal that would have taken German international Kai Havertz from Chelsea to Spain.
The LaLiga giants were believed to be hot on Havertz as a replacement for Saudi Arabia-bound Karim Benzema. However, according to sports journalist Jose Felix Diaz, they have now cooled their interest in the player.
Writing for marca.com this Tuesday, June 6, he said that a source at Los Blancos claimed the club had not actually made any move for the former Bayer Leverkusen winger.
Diaz insisted that Carlo Ancelotti is determined to bring 29-year-old Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to the Spanish capital. He claimed that a deal in the region of around €80 million had been discussed between the two concerned parties.
However, as the writer pointed out, it was four years ago when the club embarked on a similar chase for Eden Hazard. With that expensive experience fresh in the memory – after recently terminating the Belgian’s contract – Madrid’s moneymen will surely not be pressed into paying the €100 million fee that has been rumoured for Kane.
A huge spanner could have been dropped in the works earlier today when it was reported that Tottenham could be looking to sign Harry Maguire from Manchester United.
A move for his England teammate could please Harry Kane and make him stay in North London, where he is on the trail of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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