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Sport Madrid to revive De Gea interest following Lopetegui's arrival

18:21  13 june  2018
18:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Spain considering Premier League boss as Lopetegui replacement

  Spain considering Premier League boss as Lopetegui replacement Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is on the list of candidates to replace the recently-sacked Spain manager Julen Lopetegui. The Northern Echo claims that the former Real Madrid boss is under consideration. The Spanish Football Federation have taken the bold decision to sack Lopetegui just one day before the World Cup kicks off. The news follows the confirmation that Lopetegui will be taking over at Real Madrid this summer. Following the announcement, there has been contrasting reports about Lopetegui’s future with the Spanish national team, but his departure has now been confirmed. This is not the first time Benitez has been linked with the Spain job. He was a target for the national team when Vicente del Bosque left his post back in 2016. Lopetegui’s departure will throw fresh doubt over Benitez’s immediate future with Newcastle. Benitez has been linked with moves away from St James’ Park following the difficult relationship he has endured with Mike Ashley.

Manchester United have had to withstand interest from Real Madrid for the past three years for their prize asset. But when asked about his future this summer, De Gea was unequivocal with his answer. Soccer-How Lopetegui turned Spain’ s sadness to excitement – Football.

Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real' s short-term interest . De Gea , though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy.

Real Madrid could look to revive their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea following Julen Lopetegui’s appointment.

The Daily Mail reports that the pair have a strong relationship from Lopetegui’s time working with the Spanish U-21 side.

De Gea has been a long-term target for Madrid, who were reportedly ready to end their interest and pursue other targets.

Julen Lopetegui wearing a suit and tie: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport © Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Sport

The Spanish side are in the market for a goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas.

They have been heavily linked with Jan Oblak, Alisson, Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui on eve of the World Cup

  Spain sack head coach Julen Lopetegui on eve of the World Cup Spain have stunned the football world by sacking Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the opening match of the World Cup, less than 24 hours after Real Madrid had announced he would become their manager after the tournament. Twitter: ¡Bienvenido, @julenlopetegui! #WelcomeLopetegui | #RealMadrid https://t.co/i2efGU0JI3 (@realmadrid) Lopetegui had signed a new contract agreeing to remain with the national side until 2020 in May, but having been announced as Zinedine Zidane’s successor on at Los Blancos, he was relieved of his post on Wednesday morning in a remarkable turn of events. After flying to the Spanish camp in Russia late on Tuesday, head of the Spanish FA Luis Rubiales confirmed Lopetegui’s departure in a press conference on Wednesday. Per The Guardian, Rubiales was quoted as saying: “We have been forced to dispense with the national coach. We wish him the greatest of luck. The negotiations have occurred without any information to the Spanish FA and we were informed just five minutes before the press release. There’s a way to act that needs to be fulfilled.” Assistant coach Pablo Sanz remains with the team for the time being, as does sporting director and former Real Madrid and Bolton defender Fernando Hierro, either of whom could replace Lopetegui for the tournament. It remains to be seen how the departure will affect the team’s play, however, in what could be a huge blow to the chances of one of the tournament favourites.

Manchester United expect Real Madrid to revive their interest in David de Gea . Following the bizarre mix-up, De Gea signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford which will expire in the summer of 2019.

Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United soon after, ending Real’ s short-term interest . De Gea , though, says he is focused only on his national team commitments with Spain as Julen Lopetegui looks to guide La Roja to a second World Cup trophy.

Lopetegui was recently confirmed as the man to replace Zinedine Zidane, who stood down at the end of last season.

However, the decision from Real Madrid to announce the deal so early has cost Lopetegui his job with the Spanish national team.

Lopetegui was sacked just a day before the World Cup kicks off in Russia, with former Real Madrid player Fernando Hierro taking over.

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Liverpool make their move for Marco Asensio .
Liverpool have reportedly made their opening move to recruit Marco Asensio from Real Madrid. It’s claimed by Mundo Deportivo, as translated by Sport Witness, that the Reds have already submitted a substantial offer for the player, who could be set for an exit from the Bernabeu this summer. Asensio struggled to nail down a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting line-up at Real last season but following the arrival of Julen Lopetegui, his future remains uncertain. The wide playmaker is currently out in Russia on international duty with the Spanish national squad as they look to achieve World Cup glory. However, it seems Asensio could be set to play his first-team football elsewhere next term if a move to Anfield is of interest to him, with Mundo Deportivo indicating that the Reds are indeed keen to land him. It’s stated, rather sensationally, that Liverpool have made a move worth €180m for the player – a deal that would smash the club’s transfer record. It is, of course, unlikely that the Reds would spend this type of sum on a player this summer, but their interest in Asensio has been well documented and it would come as no surprise to see Jurgen Klopp push for the player’s arrival.

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