Real Madrid are busy negotiating on a number of fronts as they seek to bolster the squad ahead of the new campaign. One name has figured highly in practically all of the ongoing transactions – José Callejón. The attacking midfielder, a product of Madrid’s youth team set-up, returned to the club two seasons ago but now seems to be closer to leaving the Bernabéu than staying.
Madrid have designated Callejón to be used as part payment in one of a series summer transfer bids. His name appears in the operation to land Málaga’s Isco and now, according to the Mirror, he has entered Madrid’s plans to take Luis Suárez off Liverpool’s hands.
In England, the Mirror reports that Real Madrid have already reached an agreement with the striker and although the Spanish club is not prepared to meet the player’s 47 million euro buy-out fee, they have proposed a four-year deal, paying Liverpool 23 million euros plus Callejón.
Nacional keeping a close eye on events
Suárez’s first club Nacional are keen to see the operation go through as they would in turn, receive between 2.5% and 3% of the final transfer fee as a bonus payment for holding the player’s formation rights.
Nacional director José Fuentes told Uruguayan daily Ovación this week, “I hope the transfer goes through – the revenue we would gain will be more than welcome as it would allow us to cover our costs for one of the two months when we are inactive”.