Real Madrid are looking to sign Romelu Lukaku in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The talks about Ronaldo and Bale have been making rounds since their post-UCL final interview. The duo has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the past weeks, as Jose Mourinho is said to have turned his attention to sign a forward this summer.
Rashford failed to impress in the absence of Lukaku towards the end of last season. The Portuguese believes he can raid his former club to make a mega signing in the position.
Real Madrid are also looking to add a striker this summer in order to replace Karim Benzema. According to Diario Gol, Perez has identified Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe as the potential alternatives for the 30-year old.
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The report suggests that Los Blancos will try offering Ronaldo to Manchester United in exchange for Romelu Lukaku.
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have asked for wages worth €45 million per year, which would see him go past Messi, making him the highest paid footballer in the world. But Los Blancos aren’t ready to match his demand, with their latest contract offer being €30 million per year.
Florentino Perez believes that the forward is having a bad influence in the dressing room. Age is another factor why Real Madrid don’t want to meet his high demands.
If Mourinho rejects a Ronaldo-Lukaku swap, the three-time UCL champions are ready to offer Gareth Bale for Paul Pogba this summer. The Red Devils are unlikely to accept any of these offers, as it involves two of their biggest investments in recent years.
Lukaku was Jose Mourinho’s key player last season, scoring 27 goals in all competitions. Even though he benched Pogba on occasions, the United gaffer believes that he is the one to lead the Manchester United midfield after the retirement of Carrick.
France’s youngest goalscorer at the World Cup, Kylian Mbappe, is also on the radar of Los Blancos. Real Madrid are closely watching the 19-year-old, and could make a move for him this summer.