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Real Madrid to battle Arsenal for Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak?

Real Madrid to battle Arsenal for Alexander Isak?
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Real Madrid are ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for the signature of Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak, according to a report.

Arsenal will reportedly have to fend off interest from Real Madrid if they are to secure the signature of Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak.

With the futures of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette shrouded in uncertainty, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has supposedly set his sights on a move for Isak as part of a new-look attack.

The 21-year-old has started in all three of Sweden's Euro 2020 games so far, and while he has failed to find the back of the net, he has earned plenty of plaudits for his impressive performances.

Arsenal's pursuit of Isak could be complicated by Real Madrid, however, with AS reporting that Carlo Ancelotti's side have already made contact with the striker's representatives over his availability.

The report adds that Sociedad will not allow Isak to leave unless his €70m (£59.8m) release clause is triggered, but that figure could yet rise to €90m (£76.9m) with a new-and-improved deal.

Furthermore, Isak himself has confirmed his desire to remain at Sociedad for the time being, where he scored 17 goals in 34 La Liga outings last term.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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