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Real Madrid willing to pay Gayà's buyout clause next summer

According to COPE, Valencia left back José Luis Gayà is Real Madrid's main target for next summer.

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The Cadena Cope show El Partido de las Doce had announced, via Twitter, that they had some breaking news for tonight, and they opened their program with what would be a huge piece of news if it finally happens. According to them, Real Madrid's top priority for next summer's transfer window is Valencia leftback José Luis Gayà.

This report needs to be taken with a grain of salt but, given the amount of detail that Cope are offering, my gut tells me that this is not just something they made up to compete with Bale's interview at Cadena Ser's El Larguero, which was being broadcasted at the same time. They claim that Real Madrid would be willing to pay Gayà's buyout clause (€18 million) and even to offer some Real Madrid player in addition to it in order not to upset Valencia's managing board. This would likely mean that Coentrao would leave the team in summer, to leave his spot for a player that, according to Cope, some members of Real Madrid's directorate consider to be "a new Sergio Ramos", in the sense that he would be a great prospect that would remain a merengue for a really long time.

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