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Real Madrid monitoring Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold

Real Madrid are monitoring Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose contract runs out in 2025, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Los Blancos have been waiting for some of the best stars in the world to enter the final years of their contract before pouncing, and they have their eyes on the England international.

The situation is quite dicey as the Reds are not interested in selling their prized asset, but there are no contract talks planned.

Real Madrid are reportedly close to signing Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer while they have Alphonso Davies on their radar. They also need a right-back, with Dani Carvajal entering the twilight of his career.

Madrid were interested in Chelsea’s Reece James before, but his recurrent injuries have apparently put them off, and they are pivoting towards Alexander-Arnold.

Apart from sorting Madrid’s right-back issues, the 25-year-old is a possible replacement for Toni Kroos. He is one of the most statistically similar players to the German maestro. 

Liverpool recently hired Richard Hughes as sporting director. One of his first duties will be to sort out the lingering contract situations at the club alongside Fenway Sports Group’s CEO of football, Michael Edwards.

Apart from Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk are also entering the final year of their contract, and they need to swoop fast to avoid these key players walking away for free at the end of next season. 

Edwards and Hughes also need to bring in a new manager to replace Jurgen Klopp, who has announced his exit at the end of the season.

There will be a major managerial merry-go-round this summer, and the top brass cannot afford to let their target slip away to another club swooping quicker.

Sorting a manager must come first before attempting to convince players like Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, and Salah to stay.

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