According to reports, Real Madrid have officially started talks with Monaco over French wonderkid Aurelian Tchoumeni.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano noted that Los Blancos feel confident wooing the midfielder to the Bernabeu, although Monaco will not accept anything less than £68m.
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has confirmed that he is leaving Bayern Munich – simply saying: “My era at Bayern is now over.”
He added: “Bayern are a serious club and I am sure they will not keep me. I don’t want to play there anymore – that’s clear.
And Sadio Mane could turn to the Bundesliga giants to help fill Lewandowski’s void.
But the AFCON winner revealed he was close to joining Manchester United before the paper was put down at Anfield.
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