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Real Madrid and Barcelona Paper Talk – Monday

Real Madrid

Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric will confirm that he intends to leave White Hart Lane this summer, but Madrid will not be bidding for him until they are certain that they will not be able to sign number one target David Silva. (AS)

AC Milan want to sign Xabi Alonso, but given that their chances of success are very slim, they are also looking at Fernando Gago and Lass Diarra. (AS)

Diarra is however close to a move to Russian club Spartak Moscow, who appear happy to meet his wage demands of €5 million a year. (Marca)

Despite the Italian club claiming that they have no interest in re-signing Kaka last week, the player’s father Bosco Leite has arrived in Milan to try and broker a deal. (various)

Jose Mourinho is considering promoting RM Castilla star Alvaro Morata to the first team squad, after a series of excellent displays for a team which gained promotion to the Segunda Division last month. (Marca)


Valencia President Manuel Llorente has confirmed that although he is annoyed that Barca have signed two of his young players without his consent, this will not affect ongoing negotiations regarding the sale of Jordi Alba (various)

The first derby of the season will be on July 31st, when Espanyol and ‘los azulgrana’ contest the Catalan Super Cup in the Olympic Stadium in Montjuic. (various)

Lionel Messi has revealed that he still thinks about the crucial penalty which he missed in the Champions League semi final against Chelsea, and that the day he stops enjoying football will be the time to retire. (Sport)

Adriano’s agent has confirmed that the player is ready to leave the Catalan capital, with Serie A champions Juventus still keen to sign him. (Sport)

Borussia Dormund central defender Mats Hummel has emerged as the latest transfer target, following speculation at the weekend regarding a move for team mate Neven Subotic. (various)

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