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Monday's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup: Jadon Sancho, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Real Madrid on Monday, August 24.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Real Madrid eye possible reinforcements.

Florentino Perez oversaw a significant overhaul of his squad last summer before focusing more on youth in January. As is always the case with Madrid, though, some of the biggest names in football continue to be linked, even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news of possible comings and goings at the Bernabeu.

Monday morning's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup:


Barcelona 'weighing up Jose Gaya approach'

Jose Gaya in action for Valencia in November 2019© Reuters

Barcelona are reportedly preparing a summer move for Valencia defender Jose Gaya.

The Catalan giants are thought to be in the market for a new left-back ahead of the 2020-21 campaign amid suggestions that Jordi Alba's future at the club is uncertain.

According to Sport, Ronald Koeman's side are lining up an approach for Gaya, who has a €50m (£45m) release clause in his current deal at Mestalla.

The 25-year-old was again an important player for Valencia last term, making 32 appearances in all competitions, while he has featured 227 times in total for the club since debuting in 2012.

Real Madrid were linked with Gaya earlier this year but are unlikely to move for the Spaniard unless Marcelo departs the Bernabeu in the near future.

Barca are allegedly not actively looking to sell Alba this summer but would be prepared to listen to offers for the full-back as Koeman looks to freshen the side ahead of next season.



Bayer Leverkusen chief reiterates Kai Havertz asking price

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz pictured in June 2020© Reuters

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has denied suggestions that Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Germany international Kai Havertz.

The 21-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the last few months, and a recent report claimed that the Blues were nearing an agreement with all parties.

However, Leverkusen chief Voller has reiterated that the German giants will not be dropping their valuation - thought to be in the region of £90m - insisting that the coronavirus outbreak does not mean that there will be a summer discount.

"There is nothing new in this regard, and we are still very relaxed about it. Of course, we would be very happy if he stayed for another year. It is clear that the departure of such a player, despite the high transfer fee, always means a loss - see Leipzig and [Timo] Werner," Voller told Sportbuzzer.

"In times of corona, it may actually be that the transfer fees have decreased for many players. But corona or no corona, this is not the case with exceptional players like Havertz or Jadon Sancho. There is no corona discount for them. What makes Kai Havertz so interesting is the fact that he embodies world-class in four or five positions."

Havertz was in impressive form for Leverkusen during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 18 times and contributing nine assists in 45 appearances in all competitions.

The German - also previously linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich - has entered the final two years of his contract at BayArena.


More transfer news from Real Madrid:

Arsenal 'remain in talks with Real Madrid over Dani Ceballos'
Arsenal remain in talks with Real Madrid over another loan move for Dani Ceballos, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'ready to delay Jadon Sancho move until 2021'
Manchester United could abandon their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho until next summer, according to a report. Read more.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Getafe32104047
2Valencia42117527
3Real Madrid32104227
4Villarreal421167-17
5Real Betis420256-16
6Granada320157-26
7Real Sociedad41214225
8Celta Vigo31203215
9Atletico MadridAtletico21106154
10Barcelona11004043
11Sevilla11003123
12Levante21015503
13Osasuna310234-13
14Athletic Bilbao210123-13
15Cadiz310235-23
16Huesca403124-23
17ElcheElche210113-23
18Real Valladolid402225-32
19EibarEibar401325-31
20AlavesAlaves401326-41

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