- La Liga giants, Real Madrid, are targeting Manchester City's players as they seek to rebuild their depleting ranks this summer
- Los Blancos set their sights on Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and John Stones, as well as eyeing Liverpool ace Mo Salah
- One report in Spain claims Real are preparing a £70m offer for Sane
La Liga giants, Real Madrid, are targeting Manchester City's players as they seek to rebuild their depleting ranks this summer.
Los Blancos are trailing in 15 points behind old rivals Barcelona in La Liga, and are set for an overhaul of their playing squad this summer especially if they fail to win the Champions League.
They have set their sights on Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and John Stones, as well as eyeing Liverpool ace Mo Salah.
Though it is believed that City will not let go of their star players easily and will put up firm resistance in any move aimed at pricing their star players away.
It is a standpoint City have taken for the last seven years on Sergio Aguero, repeatedly a target for both Real and Barcelona – even the most tentative of approaches has met with a solid wall.
One report in Spain claims Real are preparing a £70m offer for Sane, the newly-crowned PFA Young Player of the Year.
The Germany international was recently valued at £132m by the independent CIES Football Observatory – but City will make it plain to any would-be suitors that no bids will be considered.
Sterling's spectacular season – he scored his 23rd goal of the season against Swansea on Sunday – has also attracted Real, but City ae planning to tie him to a bumper new deal in the summer.
Stones is a more surprising name in the Real frame, as the second half of his season has been ruined by injury and inconsistent form.
But Real's interest was piqued by his displays in the first half of the season – and City have already moved to quell any doubts about his future with them.
De Bruyne is another whose name has been linked with Real – they were said to be ready to pay 200m Euros (£175m) for the brilliant midfielder.
But City have already secured his future by bumping his pay up to a club-high £275,000 a week and getting his signature on a new deal until 2023.
His agent Patrick de Koster claimed he had informal talks with both Real and Barcelona before De Bruyne committed his future to the Blues.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Real Madrid have again proved they are strong contenders for a third straight Champions League title as they defeated Bayern Munich by 2-1 at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarians started the game brightly as Lewandowski missed a chance from the blast of the whistle.
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