Real Madrid were interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti but now have shifted their interest towards Juventusa Arturo Vidal and Monacoa s Kondogbia. After a disappointing season marred with injuries, Real Madrid are looking at various reinforcements to strengthen their roster for the upcoming season. Carlo Ancelottia s predecessor, Rafael Benitez is believed to be interested in signing a winger, forward and a midfielder. Among the three positions, the central midfield area requires the most attention as last season two fatal injuries to Luka Modric saw a major drop in the Spanish giantsa performances. It was believed earlier that Real Madrid were highly interested in signing Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain. But the Italian is no longer on their radar as PSG have developed a keen interest in Reala s star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Los Blancos have no intensions of selling the Portuguese and they would want to avoid complications that PSG might raise for Verrattia s signature. . […]

AS Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbiaa s has confirmed that the player has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Inter, Juventus And Manchester City. . Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is supposedly attracting interest from top clubs across Europe. It has been reported that Arsenal are preparing to bid for the midfielder. Apart from The Gunners, the playera s agent, Jonathan Benbaron, reveals that there is a lot of interest from other top European clubs. “The player appeals to a lot of clubs around Europe,” Benbaron told FC Internews. “In addition to interest from Inter, there’s also Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid. A lot of teams have contacted us, but I can’t reveal how far along the various talks are. “Will he leave this summer? Everything is possible in football.” Kondogbia, 22, is a talented defensive midfielder who joined Monaco in 2013 from Sevilla. The Frenchman has won three caps for his country and his impressive performance in the Champions League against […]

Having won the FA Cup, Arsene Wenger can now turn his attention on bringing new faces to the club. Over the past two seasons, Wenger has shown that he is not afraid to spend big if the right player is made available, i.e. Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid and Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. This summer, the top priority for Wenger will be to bring in a quality defensive midfielder who can provide cover for Francis Coquelin, and a world class goalkeeper. Morgan Schneiderlin is one such player who has attracted Arsenal’s attention for a long time, but according to recent reports, AS Monaco central midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is now close to joining Arsenal. Kondogbia caught Wenger’s eye during Arsenal’s Champions League match against AS Monaco, where he was quite impressive. Though Kondogbia’s lack of experience in Premier League might work against him but the fact that he is younger than Schneiderlin is a huge positive. Schneiderlin is looking more likely […]