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Sky Sports pundit and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claims Real Madrid will do everything to sign two Chelsea stars: Belgian internationals Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

“Real Madrid need big names and they have lined up Courtois, they want Hazard,” the Spaniard revealed.

“Those are the kind of names they want for next season. Doesn’t mean they will get them, but that’s the shopping list they have.

“It’s becoming clearer in the minds of the directors of Real Madrid they need another striker, that Karim Benzema has to be sold. He doesn’t even have the backing of the fans.

“Real Madrid will always do their plan of getting a Galactico every year or couple of years and they realise their front men are getting older, it’s more difficult for them to score.”

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Sky Sports pundit and transfer market expert Guillem Balague reckons Diego Costa won’t move from Stamford Bridge this summer:

“Costa in a Chelsea shirt next season? I think so,” the Spanish journalist said.

Atletico Madrid cannot sign but even if they were able, they couldn’t find more than 25 or 30m euros to take Costa and that would be a no from Chelsea.

“The interest from China has eased but it may mean that Chelsea need to give Costa a new contract.”

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Monaco midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko has accepted perosnal terms ahead of a Premier League move, according to SkySports pundit Guillem Balague.

The 22-year-old would reportedly be delighted to join Chelsea next summer as the Blues are certain to play the Champions League with Antonio Conte.

The Premier League giants are said to be ready to place a huge bid to to snatch the Frencman from competitors.

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SkySports pundit Guillem Balague has revealed Real Madrid would have targeted both Manchester United star David De Gea and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as they want to find a long-term solution after the departure of Iker Casillas in 2015.

Balague is quoted to have said: “I’m not sure if there is a preference towards 1 because they have targeted both, and that’s a normal approach.”


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Barcelona are reportedly in the race to sign Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilcueta.

The Spanish side are looking to replace Dani Alves who is on his way to Italy to join Juventus.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told Sky Sports that Atletico Madrid are also keen on the signing of Azpilicueta and a battle with Barca will be on the cards.

“Some of the top clubs in Europe are after Azpilicueta’s signature, not least because of his versatility in being able to play in both full-back positions with equal confidence.”

Azpilicueta insists that he is happy at Chelsea but an appealing offer returning to Spain could lure him away.

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Mourinho and Perez have a great relationship

Spanish football expert and Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague said that until Florentino Perez is in charge as Real Madrid chairman he will try to get back José Mourinho to the Santiago Bernabéu.

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Mourinho stayed at the Merengues for three years: his adventure in Spain ended in June 2013, when he came back to Chelsea, but the Portuguese manager always stated that he didn’t have a good personal experience in Madrid so it’s unlikely that he will come back in a place where he didn’t feel appreciated and had many issues both in his professional and personal life.


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