Hello folks, I have been on holiday but will try to catch up on happenings at the Bernabeu now. Jose Mourinho and his Real Madrid team are in America at the minute for pre-season training and some friendly matches. There has not been alot of movement in or out of the squad, although there have been plenty of rumours and there is plenty of time for things to be done.
Number one priority at the minute seems to be the ongoing attempts to sign Luka Modric from Tottenham. Tottenham are still demanding their full valuation of 40 million euros for the Croatian playmaker, and Mourinho is still trying to get them to drop the price. Modric, meanwhile has told the London club that he is determined to go. He absented himself from training and did not go on tour with his club mates.
Nuri Sahin will be allowed to go on loan for a season, but only if the Modric deal is completed. Arsenal are favourites to land the Turkish international and Mourinho is convinced that a spell in the Premier league would be good for his young midfielder.
Kaka will probably be rejoining AC Milan if the Italian club agree to pay around 25 million. This alot less than Madrid wanted but it may be time to cut their losses.
Alvaro Arbeloa has signed a new contract with Madrid that will last until 2016 after a fantastic Euro 2012.
More news soon.