We’re thinking of installing a merry-go-round for punters in the Transfer Tavern beer garden at some stage, but for now we’ll have to settle for the transfer version of this ride and Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid may all be boarding together this summer.
That is according to El Confidencial, who have dropped an interesting update regarding Los Blancos and their goalkeeper plans at the end of the season.
It’s understood that the Spaniards still want a world-class No.1, but that their strategy to revive a move for Man United’s David de Gea – who so famously almost joined them in 2015 – appears to be in doubt amid fears they will be unable to lure him from Old Trafford.
As a result of this Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is an option, but again the stopper is valued highly by his parent club, Chelsea.
Alas, El Confidencial suggest that Real have a trump card when it comes to dealing with the Londoners in the form of striker Alvaro Morata, whom Antonio Conte was so keen on last summer that he, according to MARCA, made personal phone calls to him.
It’s suggested that the La Liga leaders may be willing to send the Spain international to Stamford Bridge as part of a deal for Courtois, although the fees involved and such are not really explored in any detail in their report.
Although Blues fans may be fearful of this potential deal, one Chelsea supporter over by the pool table has brought up the very real prospect of Diego Costa being sold to a Chinese Super League team for £128m, which will leave the club in need of a replacement.
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