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Ramos has apparently signed a renewal
Some news that most likely will make a lot of madridistas happy. According to a report by AS, Ramos and Florentino Perez will speak publicly of El Capis renewal on Monday. Per the same report, the president will also discuss about the subject later that day on Cadena SERS’s El Larguero. Apparently, Madrid started discussion with Ramos’ agent already a few weeks ago. This would mean e.g. the reports on Ramos moving to Inter Miami had no truth in them.
Mbappe cost shaping up
Accordint to AS, Real Madrid are estimating Mbappe will cost about 180 million euros if he does not renew. There have been reports, and PSG has also confirmed it, that the French club wants to renew with Mbappe. This would be a problem for Real Madrid, as it would most likely increase the price.
Modric tested negative for COVID
After international teammate Domagoj Vida tested positive for COVID-19, he got the news in the middle of the game, there were of course concerns on ow many players in the squad had been infected. According to COPE, Modric has now tested negative, after taking the necessary tests.
Casillas talks about on what kind of coach he would be
Although the former blancos captain is not sure if he ever would want to be a coach or be very good at it, he has indicated that he would most likely be like Zidane, Ancelotti or Del Bosque. He also commented on his health, a year after the heart attack. The doctors have given him green light to live a normal life. That is great news!