Real Madrid set to sell unwanted star for €30m

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
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Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid, 2022/23
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Real Madrid are on the brink of selling Brahim Diaz to AC Milan for €30 million after the Italian giants expressed their interest in signing the Spaniard on a permanent deal.

Diaz, 23, joined Milan on loan in 2021 before re-signing for the club on a second loan deal the following year. He has netted seven goals and provided six assists in 43 appearances in all competitions this season and has become a favourite of Stefano Pioli's.

He quickly usurped summer signing Charles de Ketelaere in the pecking order at Milan at the start of the campaign and played a key role in their run to the Champions League semi-final, netting the winner against Tottenham Hotspur in the last-16.

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His form has convinced Milan to fork out €30m to acquire his services on a permanent basis, according to Marca, with Real Madrid set to offload the Spaniard as they prepare for the imminent summer arrival of Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham.

Los Blancos have also previously been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, but that proposed transfer is reportedly off as those at the club believe that Vinicius Junior is a better player than the Frenchman.

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Brahim Diaz to leave Real Madrid

After joining Manchester City's youth team from Malaga in 2014, Diaz struggled to make an impact at senior level at the Etihad Stadium, with fellow academy star Phil Foden preferred by those in charge.

Brahim Diaz, AC Milan
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In search of a new challenge, he joined Real Madrid for €17m in 2019, but suffered the same problem. He made just 21 appearances for Los Blancos, netting twice and laying on three assists for team-mates.

However, after failing to displace the attacking talent at the Santiago Bernabeu, he left for Milan two years later and is now set to join the Italian giants on a permanent deal.