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5 Transfer Rumors Surrounding Real Madrid

5 Real Madrid Transfer Prospects

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With arch-rivals FC Barcelona making the first move with Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez, the footballing world awaits what the reigning champion has up their sleeves. There have already been a number of players being linked with moves in and out of the Spanish capital. Last year Madrid signed Gareth Bale at the eleventh hour. Here are the players being linked with a transfer to and from Madrid.

5. Toni Kroos: In

Toni Kroos 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final winners medal
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5. Toni Kroos: In

Toni Kroos 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final winners medal
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Toni Kroos has been linked with Madrid all throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With only a year left on his Bayern Munich contract and the two sides not being able to come to an agreement, Real Madrid are thought to be the front-runner for his signature. The reigning Champions League winner should sign the versatile midfielder to bolster their midfield. With reports of Kroos flying to Spain, the deal may be imminent for $ 33 million.

4. Radamel Falcao: In

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4. Radamel Falcao: In

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Radamel Falcao was absolutely devastating during his two years at Atletico Madrid, scoring 52 goals in 64 appearances. The AS Monaco FC forward has repeatedly stated that his dream has always been to play for Real Madrid. However, the Colombian No. 9 moved to Monaco for a sum of $ 80 million. Real Madrid should be wary of paying the big bucks for a player recovering from a major injury.

3. James Rodriguez: In

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3. James Rodriguez: In

James Rodriguez, Colombia v Uruguay: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
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Rodriguez is coming off a phenomenal World Cup campaign which saw him come home with the Adidas Golden Boot award. Monaco has doubled their valuation to a sum close to $ 102 million. The Colombian No. 10 has been linked to Madrid, with the player himself admitting his desire to play for Madrid. The capital club should only sign him for the right price. The future looks bright for James Rodriguez.

2. Sami Khedira: Out

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2. Sami Khedira: Out

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The former VfB Stuttgart midfielder had been a fixture in the Madrid midfield until he missed almost the entirety of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury. Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Khedira with only personal terms needing to be agreed upon. The German international only has a year left on his contract. A deal worth around $ 33 million should be enough to pry him away. Khedira may need to be sold to make room for the new arrivals.

1. Angel Di Maria: Out

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1. Angel Di Maria: Out

Angel Di Maria, Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final
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For the past two years, Di Maria has been linked to various clubs to make room for the next “Galactico.” Even with the arrival of Gareth Bale, the Argentine winger adapted to a new role in Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield. With rumors of Di Maria agreeing terms with Manchester United in a deal worth $ 67 million, Real Madrid should seriously consider keeping their UEFA Champions League Final player of the match, even if he is a bit streaky.