World Football Gossip Roundup: David Silva, Edinson Cavani, Christian Benteke
How would David Silva, Edinson Cavani and Gareth Bale look in the same team? In a few short months, we might find out.
All three players are being linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid in what's being reported as a potential £100 million summer shopping spree.
That story leads this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, which also includes news on Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez, Christian Benteke and Roberto Di Matteo.
Keep reading for all the details.
Real Madrid Planning £100 Million Summer Spree?
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Real Madrid are planning a summer spending spree that could cost in excess of £100 million, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The Spanish giants will reportedly target Manchester City's Spanish playmaker David Silva (pictured), along with Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas dismissed speculation linking Bale to Real following the Welshman's two-goal performance on Saturday (via Sky Sports).
Monaco to Bid on Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez?
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AS Monaco could bid £35 million for Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri and forward Carlos Tevez this summer, according to Goal.com.
Monaco, Champions League finalists in 2004, currently lead France's Ligue 2 after being relegated in 2011. The club is being financed by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Manchester City Consider Bid for Aston Villa's Christian Benteke?
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Manchester City are considering a £20 million summer bid for Aston Villa's Belgian forward Christian Benteke, according to the Sunday People (via Sunday Mirror).
Bosnian forward Edin Dzeko is thought to be a target of Borussia Dortmund, and City manager Roberto Mancini reportedly sees Benteke as a less-expensive option compared to Napoli's Edinson Cavani.
Benteke, 22, joined Villa from Genk in 2012 for £9 million. Heading into Sunday's match, he had scored 10 league goals this season.
Barcelona to Sign Young Keeper This Summer
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Barcelona will sign a young goalkeeper this summer, whether or not current No. 1 Victor Valdes (pictured) leaves the club (via Marca).
Valdes, 30, has announced he will not re-sign with the club when his contract expires in 2014. Barcelona will decide this summer whether or not to sell him.
As a replacement, Marca reports that Barcelona want a young keeper "with the potential to go on and enjoy a good and long career at the club." No names were mentioned.
Roberto Di Matteo to Manage Schalke?
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Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo could return to management next season with German club Schalke 04, according to the Daily Express.
Di Matteo, 42, led Chelsea to FA Cup and Champions League titles last spring as the club's interim manager. He accepted the permanent job before the 2012-13 season but was sacked in November.
Di Matteo was previously linked with Schalke last December (via talkSPORT).