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Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 11

Samuel MarsdenFeatured ColumnistAugust 11, 2014

Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 11

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    With three new signings in the bag, Real Madrid are not in a rush to tie up any more deals, though they may still add one new face to the squad.

    Meanwhile, players could still leave the Bernabeu as Los Blancos look to balance the books for FFP purposes after the signings of James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Keylor Navas.

    However, with the club playing the UEFA Super Cup in Cardiff on Tuesday night against Sevilla, transfer activity may temporarily take a back seat.

    The following slides will keep you up to date with any news and rumours surrounding the team's transfer activity.


    Done Deals

    In: Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), James Rodriguez (Monaco) and Keylor Navas (Levante)

    Out: Alvaro Morata (Juventus), Jesus Fernandez (Levante), Casemiro (Porto) and Diego Lopez (AC Milan)

     
    Last update: Tuesday, August 12. 

Sami Khedira

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    Tuesday, August 11

    Sami Khedira wasn't even included on the bench in the European Super Cup against Sevilla as doubts over his future continue.

    And Mundo Deportivo, as translated by Football Espana, say Jose Mourinho is encouraging him to run down his deal, which has one year to run, before moving to Chelsea for free next summer:

    Khedira’s Madrid contract has 12 months to run and Mundo Deportivo reports the two parties are at odds over an extension.

    MD further claim that Mourinho has indicated to the Germany international that there is a place for him at Stamford Bridge should he see out his current deal.

    If Khedira isn't sold - but still doesn't sign a new deal - MD add that he will be reduced to a token role in the side, with the blessing of Coach Carlo Ancelotti.

    The German World Cup winner's continuation at Madrid is certainly up in the air. 

Diego Lopez

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    Tuesday, August 11

    Not only has Diego Lopez's transfer to AC Milan at last been confirmed, but the goalkeeper has spoken his first words since moving to Italy.

    The arrival of Keylor Navas meant there was no room for the former Villarreal and Sevilla man at the Bernabeu, prompting Milan to swoop in and sign him.

    And after the Italian giants made the move official, the 32-year-old spoke to the Milan Channel:

    "A new stage of my career is about to begin, I thank both clubs for giving me the opportunity to be here," he said, adding  "Forza Milan!" when later confronted by the club's fans.

     

Diego Lopez

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    Monday, August 11

    Marca confirmed over the weekend that Diego Lopez is AC Milan-bound after being forced out of Real Madrid following the signing of Keylor Navas from Levante.

    According to the Spanish newspaper, Lopez will undergo a medical on Monday ahead of signing a four-year deal with the Rossoneri.

    Madrid goalkeeping coach Villiam Vecchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport, as translated by Madrid-based AS, that the Italian giants are getting an exceptional keeper.

    "He’s one of the best keepers I’ve ever trained," Vecchi said. "His greatest strength? His reflexes. Although he’s 6’4”, he’s really quick.”

    Lopez's San Siro departure leaves Iker Casillas and Navas battling it out to be Carlo Ancelotti's No. 1 at the Bernabeu this season. 

Angel Di Maria

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    Monday, August 11

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal dropped the biggest hint yet that he is interested in Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria.

    Speaking to the Mirror, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach bemoaned the English side's lack of wide players, according to Sky Sports:

    We don’t have wingers to give us attacking width. Or, I should say, we don't have wingers of the highest level, like [Cristiano] Ronaldo or Di Maria or somebody like that. So, I have to play in another way—and you have seen that already. I only buy when I think we need to buy—in the position that is necessary.

    After Paris Saint-Germain's interest in Di Maria cooled, United have been linked with a £55 million bid by the Metro, according to AS

Radamel Falcao

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    Monday, August 11

    Monaco striker Radamel Falcao's father has refused to say that his son will definitely stay at the French club.

    The Colombian has frequently been linked with Real Madrid this summer, and in quotes carried by the Mirror, Radamel Garcia doesn't quell those rumours.

    "I can't rule out that my son might leave," he said. "But the only thing I can say is that, for now, he has a contract with Monaco."

    Falcao has recently returned from a long injury layoff after joining Monaco from Atletico Madrid ahead of the 2013/14 season. 

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