Transfer Talk: Madrid have Real interest in Chelsea ace James
Real Madrid are contemplating a bid for Chelsea full-back Reece James this summer.
Los Blancos are seeking to reinforce their options on the right flank, with Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vasquez both in their 30s.
And England international James is believed to be Real’s top target, according to reports in Spain.
The 23-year-old is contracted to the Blues until 2028 however, meaning a hefty sum will be required for the Premier League giants to consider a sale.
Bernabeu chiefs believe the big-spending West Londoners will be forced to offload a number of first-team talents at the end of the season to balance the books.
Should a deal not be possible, Carlo Ancelotti’s outfit are said to be considering Portugal international Joao Cancelo as an alternative.
Academy graduate James has only started 11 matches in the English top flight this term having been hampered by knee and hamstring problems.
The dynamic wing-back recently pulled out of England’s squad for their Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine.
In other news
Newcastle are interested in Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, say Football Insider.
The Sun claim newly-appointed Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel wants Marcel Sabitzer to return to the Bavarians when his loan deal at United ends.
Arsenal lead the race to sign West Ham captain Declan Rice, with the Evening Standard reporting they are ahead of Chelsea, Manchester City and United.