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Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

Samuel MarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 10, 2014

Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

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    Yves Logghe/Associated Press

    All is still quiet around the Santiago Bernabeu as talk of trophies replaces talk of transfersalthough Carlo Ancelotti insists they are still taking one game at a time, per Football Espanaafter watching his side leap into a three-point lead in La Liga.

    Real Madrid have a four-point advantage over Barcelona with the season entering its final stretch, will be in next month’s Copa del Rey final and—but for a German miracle—will ease past Schalke in the Champions League.

    However, with pages to fill, there is still the odd snippet of information about what Los Blancos may or may not be looking to do this summer.

    The following slides will keep you up to date with any rumours surrounding Madrid.

    Last update: Monday, March 10 

Paul Pogba

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    Massimo Pinca/Associated Press

    Monday, Mar. 10

    After last week’s story in Marca, which suggested Real Madrid were in talks to sign Paul Pogba in the summer, Juventus have hit back.

    Speaking after Juve’s 1-0 win over Firoentina at the weekend, club chief executive Beppe Marotta suggested the French midfielder could remain in Italy for years to come. Per Sky Sports:

    Pogba is a player of immense value. From our side there is the pride to have him and we have had relationships with anyone. He grew here and I think this is his ideal habitat. He could remain as a Bianconeri player for many years.

    Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the youngster. 

Thibaut Courtois

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    Yves Logghe/Associated Press

    Monday, Mar. 10

    Reports in Spain have once again linked Real Madrid with a move for Atletico Madrid’s on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

    The Belgian is due to return to Chelsea this summer, where his contract runs until 2016.

    El Larguero (h/t Football Espana) suggests he will see out his deal at Stamford Bridge, but that he has already agreed to move to the Bernabeu upon the expiry of that deal.

    It could, in theory, force the London club to consider selling the young goalkeeper to avoid leaving for free. 

Alvaro Morata

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    Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

    Monday, Mar. 10

    Frozen out of the Real Madrid XI and rarely even used from the bench these days, it would make sense for Alvaro Morata to leave the Spanish club this summer.

    However, despite the circumstances, it doesn't seem as if the club will let him leave on the cheap.

    Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the striker, but The Metro suggests they will have to fork out as much as £25 million if they want to bring the youngster to England.

    It goes on to say talks over a fee for the Spain under-21 man will begin at the end of the season. 

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