Double swoop: Real Madrid eye £100m raid on Chelsea for star duo

Real Madrid are reportedly keen on snapping up Chelsea pair Willian and Thibaut Courtois, and are said to have made a £100m bid for the Blues duo.

A new cycle begins at the Bernabeu this summer, with Julen Lopetegui replacing Zinedine Zidane at the helm while the reigning European champions will begin life without Cristiano Ronaldo.

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In turn, it remains to be seen whether or not they opt to bring in significant reinforcements, or look to oversee the current group stepping up and taking on more responsibility with the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco and Marco Asensio likely to have key roles.

According to The Daily Mail though, Real Madrid have offered £100m for Chelsea duo Willian and Courtois, and it remains to be seen whether or not it’s enough to convince the Premier League giants to sell the pair which in turn could finance their own push in the transfer market to allow Maurizio Sarri to stamp his mark on his squad.

Given the attacking players mentioned above, it’s questionable as to whether or not Madrid even need to add a player like Willian. Further, Keylor Navas has been an important figure in their recent success, and so a replacement for the Costa Rican international doesn’t seem necessary either.

Nevertheless, based on this report, it would suggest that Madrid are keen to strengthen in those two departments, and time will tell if Chelsea will help them find the solutions by accepting their reported offer.

The Courtois move would arguably make more sense though, as Chelsea may be more open to selling given the Belgian shot-stopper has just one more year remaining on his contract, and as noted by the Mail, he has been heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital for some time with his children still living in the city.

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