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Actual Madrid monitoring Trent Alexander-Arnold; Reece James not a sensible goal


Actual Madrid are monitoring Trent Alexander-Arnold’s state of affairs at Liverpool as he approaches the ultimate 12 months of his contract, 90min understands.

Alexander-Arnold, 25, is but to pen contemporary phrases over a brand new contract with Liverpool, whose precedence over the previous few months has been to determine a brand new sporting hierarchy and appoint a supervisor following Jurgen Klopp’s resolution to step down from his submit on the finish of the season.

Michael Edwards has returned to Fenway Sports activities Group as CEO of Soccer, a task which is able to see him handed a big say in day-to-day operations at Liverpool, whereas Richard Hughes will turn out to be the brand new sporting director this summer time. However the seek for a brand new supervisor goes on after Xabi Alonso introduced he won’t depart Bayer Leverkusen in 2024.

Not realizing the identification of the subsequent supervisor is known to be one of many predominant causes for delay with Alexander-Arnold’s contract talks, with the right-back eager to grasp what any new supervisor has deliberate for him, together with which place he’ll play in.

Importantly, there are not any tensions between Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool. Each events have been open with their conditions and are believed to be understanding of the opposite, with contract talks set to advance as soon as Liverpool have recognized a brand new supervisor.

Nevertheless, with Alexander-Arnold not but assured to stay with Liverpool, Actual Madrid have stepped up their curiosity within the state of affairs. Seen as a high expertise who may feasibly be out there for a cut price payment if talks with Liverpool break down, Alexander-Arnold’s state of affairs is of course of curiosity to quite a lot of elite sides.

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Alexander-Arnold needs assurances from the brand new supervisor / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Madrid would fortunately make a transfer to signal Alexander-Arnold if he grew to become out there however there may be an consciousness from the Spanish aspect that Liverpool retain full management over the state of affairs.

Alexander-Arnold is pleased at Liverpool and the membership are usually not planning to half methods with the right-back in any way, however an settlement over an extension won’t be reached till he’s happy with the imaginative and prescient of the brand new supervisor.

Madrid’s curiosity in Alexander-Arnold comes after longstanding reviews of a need to signal Chelsea’s Reece James as an alternative.

90min understands that Madrid are properly conscious of James, as they’re with any high-level participant, however a transfer for the Chelsea captain has by no means been seen as viable for quite a lot of causes.

James has by no means entertained a transfer away from Chelsea. He stays totally dedicated and taking up the membership captaincy is one instance of that. In the meantime, the Blues would seemingly not even put a value on James – even a suggestion in extra of £100m would seemingly be rejected with out hesitation regardless of Chelsea’s need to promote a sequence of gamers this summer time. James merely is not on the market this summer time.

Whereas accepted to be among the many world’s elite when on type, James has struggled with accidents in recent times and Madrid would want extra confidence over his health and type earlier than even humouring the thought of paying a giant payment and it’s not one thing they’re contemplating proper now.