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Wednesday's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup: Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Jovic

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Real Madrid on Wednesday, September 23.

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.

Wednesday morning's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup:


Real Madrid 'considering swoop for free agent Edinson Cavani'

Edinson Cavani in action for PSG on January 5, 2020© Reuters

Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

The 33-year-old has been a free agent since leaving PSG at the end of his contract earlier this summer, ending a trophy-laden and record-breaking seven-year spell in the French capital.

Marca reports that Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is eager to bolster his attacking options, particularly after watching his side begin their title defence with a goalless draw at Real Sociedad.

Karim Benzema was the only member of the attacking quartet over the age 21 in that match, with Martin Odegaard, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior starting and Marvin Park and Sergio Arribas coming off the bench.

The report claims that Madrid were offered Cavani after that draw and that they are considering moving for the Uruguay international.

Cavani would reportedly demand wages of around €7m (£6.4m) per year, but Madrid are attracted by the fact that he would be available on a free transfer.

Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Benfica and Gremio are among the other clubs to have been linked with PSG's all-time leading scorer.



Report: Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic rejected Chelsea move

Luka Jovic in action for Real Madrid on September 25, 2019© Reuters

Luka Jovic reportedly rejected the chance to join Chelsea earlier this summer as he is determined to prove himself at Real Madrid.

The Serbia international endured a tough first campaign at the Bernabeu after joining from Eintracht Frankfurt in a big-money deal last year.

Jovic managed two goals in 27 appearances in all competitions and was widely expected to move on before the 2020-21 campaign started.

However, Spanish outlet AS claims that the 22-year-old turned down the opportunity to revive his career away from Madrid.

Chelsea are said to have made an approach before agreeing a deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, while AC Milan, Napoli and Monaco also showed an interest.

Jovic was kept on the bench as Madrid played out a goalless draw with Real Sociedad in their opening La Liga game of the season on Sunday.

Speaking after the game, boss Zinedine Zidane denied having any issues with the former Benfica player.


More transfer news from Real Madrid:

Liverpool 'in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe'
Liverpool are reportedly in regular contact with Kylian Mbappe regarding a potential move to Anfield, while Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the situation. Read more.

Kylian Mbappe 'more likely to pen new PSG deal than join Liverpool or Madrid'
Kylian Mbappe is more likely to pen a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain than join either Liverpool or Real Madrid, according to transfer expert Jonathan Johnson. Read more.

Agent: 'Gareth Bale could stay at Tottenham beyond season-long loan deal'
The Wales forward helped Real Madrid win four Champions League titles but has been frozen out at the Bernabeu. Read more.

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