Liverpool, Chelsea alerted as Real Madrid eye €38m Bale replacement

Oli Fisher

Real Madrid have reportedly identified a Liverpool and Chelsea target as the man they want to replace Gareth Bale.

AC Milan winger Suso is emerging as one of European football’s most in-demand stars on the back of a brilliant campaign so far for the Serie A giants.

The 24-year-old Spaniard has has established himself as a star at Milan, having been allowed to leave Liverpool in January 2015, and has the most assists in any of the top five European leagues (8) so far this season. He has also scored four times, meaning he has 12 combined goals and assists in 11 Serie A matches.

And with a €38m release clause in his contract becoming active for foreign suitors in the summer, Suso will likely have his pick from some big clubs who are ready to come calling.

According to Mediaset in Italy, Real Madrid have identified Suso as the ideal replacement for Gareth Bale.

The club’s hierarchy are beginning to lose patience with the Welshman as he has so far failed to step up and fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.

However, it has also been claimed Milan are working to secure their playmaker a new contract that would increase Suso’s exit clause to £52.6m (€60m) – a fee which, on his current form, is unlikely to deter Europe’s big spenders.


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