Monday's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup: Brahim Diaz, N'Golo Kante

sportsmole.co.uk, 13 July 2020, 06:03
Monday

The buildup to the summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Real Madrid eye possible reinforcements.

Florentino Perez oversaw a significant overhaul of his squad during the summer before focusing more on youth in January. As is always the case with Madrid, though, some of the biggest names in football continue to be linked.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news of possible comings and goings at the Bernabeu.

Monday morning's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup:

Brahim Diaz to join Real Betis on loan?

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Real Madrid attacker Brahim Diaz could reportedly join Real Betis on loan for the 2020-21 campaign.

The Spaniard joined Los Blancos from Manchester City in January 2019 and made 11 appearances for the capital giants in the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.

Diaz has found it difficult to earn minutes for Zinedine Zidane 's side this season, though, making just nine appearances in all competitions.

The 20-year-old could allegedly be allowed to leave the Bernabeu on loan next season, and according to Mundo Deportivo, Betis are in the running to secure his signature.

Betis will be managed by former Manchester City and West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini next term, and the 66-year-old will reportedly be backed in the market this summer.

Diaz appeared as a late substitute as Madrid took another step towards winning La Liga by beating Alaves 2-0 on Friday night.

Antonio Conte 'wants to bring N'Golo Kante to Inter Milan'

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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to bring Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante to San Siro.

Conte was in charge of the Blues when they signed Kante from Leicester City, and the France international played a key role in the London club winning the 2016-17 Premier League title.

Kante remains a key figure for Chelsea, but the 29-year-old's future continues to be called into question, with Barcelona and Real Madrid both recently credited with an interest.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Inter boss is keen to reunite with the 2018 World Cup winner at San Siro as he attempts to put together a squad capable of wrestling the Serie A title away from Juventus.

Kante, who is currently battling to overcome a hamstring injury, has scored three times in 27 appearances for Frank Lampard's side during the 2019-20 campaign.

The midfielder has a contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2023.

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