The summer transfer window has now closed, with Real Madrid having failed to sign a single player in one of the quietest windows in their history.
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic prevented the Spanish champions from doing their usual business, but a busy summer of 2021 is already being predicted with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga thought to be on their shortlist.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news of possible comings and goings at the Bernabeu.
Friday morning’s Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup:
Real Madrid were reportedly interested in signing Bruno Fernandes before the attacker joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portugal international moved to Old Trafford in January and has been in excellent form for the Red Devils, scoring 21 times and contributing 13 assists in 35 appearances in all competitions.
Fernandes has already struck nine goals in 13 outings at club level this term, meanwhile, including a brace against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
According to Marca, Madrid considered moving for the 26-year-old earlier this year but were instead distracted by other possible targets, including Paul Pogba.
The report claims that Los Blancos could have afforded to sign the Portuguese in January but passed up the opportunity despite being admirers of his talents.
Fernandes has a contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side until June 2025.
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos would be a brilliant signing for the 20-time English champions.
Ramos’s existing deal at the Bernabeu is due to expire next June, and a recent report claimed that Los Blancos had still not offered the 34-year-old a new contract.
United are allegedly interested in signing the Spain international, and Berbatov is confident that “it would work out well” for both parties if the former Sevilla youngster joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
“There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Sergio Ramos – according to reports both the player and club are yet to come to an agreement on a new contract. With Ramos 34 years old, they are probably fighting over a one-year or two-year contract,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“Thiago Silva, who is even older at 36 years old, has proven that it is never too late to move to the Premier League and so far it is working out well for the Brazilian.
“I’m sure if Ramos wanted to move to a club like United then it would work out well for him too. He’s in great shape, he’s still a world-class defender and in my opinion there’s still a lot of football left in him.
“I see him as a Real Madrid player, however, and I think player and club will find a solution and he will stay. I’ll be surprised if he leaves, but if things don’t work out then I’m sure a lot of clubs will be interested in him.”
Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also all allegedly interested in Ramos, who has scored 100 goals in 660 appearances for Madrid since 2005.
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