Seven things Real Madrid must do to rebuild including sign new goalscorer, Van de Beek and give Modric new deal – The Sun

REAL MADRID manager Zinedine Zidane has seven tasks on his to-do list as he looks to rebuild his squad this summer.

The Bernabeu boss is keen to improve his team across all areas of the pitch in a bid to close the gap on rivals Barcelona.

Marca have revealed the seven things that Real Madrid must do including signing new players and penning new deals.

Sign a new goalscorer

Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new striker as £52million signing Luka Jovic has failed to live up to expectations.

Wolves forward Raul Jimenez has emerged as a top target after bagging 13 goals and six assists this season.

Erling Haaland remains on Madrid's radar as he has been a huge hit for Dortmund since he joined them in January.

New Luka Modric deal

Madrid are determined to tie Luka Modric down with a new deal as his current deal is set to expire next year.

He has been linked to DC United and David Beckham's new MLS side Inter Miami are said to be interested. 

But as he has showed no signs of slowing down this season, Zidane and Co want to keep hold of the 34-year-old.

Bring back Martin Odegaard

Madrid are planning to bring Martin Odegaard following his impressive loan spell with Real Sociedad.

The 21-year-old has proved he is ready for first-team football after scoring seven goals and making eight assists this season.

But reports have claimed Manchester United have sent scouts to watch him before they swoop for him this summer.

End Achraf Hakimi speculation

Achraf Hakimi has spent the last two seasons on loan with Dortmund, but Madrid have a huge decision as he nears the end of his stay in Germany.

The 21-year-old has racked up 10 assists and scored seven goals in 37 appearances this season.

Speaking earlier this month, he said: "I'd like to keep playing good minutes, I'm still very young. If it's for Real Madrid, I'd love it."

Complete Donny van de Beek deal

Reports have suggested Madrid have reached an agreement to sign the 22-year-old in the summer.

It is said that the Spanish will fork out £47million for the Ajax star – who has scored 10 goals this term.

But Zidane's side need the midfielder to sign on the dotted line as Manchester United want to hijack their move. 

Alphonse Areola or Andriy Lunin?

French star Alphonse Areola has played Madrid's back-up keeper this season while on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Zidane's side need to decide whether to make his move permanent or put his trust into 21-year-old Andriy Lunin.

Lunin, 21, could be ready to step up at the Bernabeu after his loan spells with Leganes, Valldolid and finally Oviedo.

New move for Dani Ceballos

Last but not least, the Spanish side need to decide whether offload Ceballos permanently or ship him out on loan again.

Arsenal are reportedly confident they can extend Ceballos' deal if coronavirus sees the league extended beyond June 30.

The Gunners will reportedly have to fork out £34million to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of the season.


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