Graham Potter and Eddie Howe both want to sign an ‘incredible’ Real Madrid player

Graham Potter’s Chelsea and Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United are both in the running for Real Madrid playmaker Brahim Diaz.

That is according to The Sunday Mirror (19/03 p.77), who claim that Chelsea and Newcastle are “keeping an eye on” Diaz’s situation.

Diaz is currently owned by Real Madrid but is nearing the end of a three-year loan spell at AC Milan.

Milan reportedly have an option to buy Diaz for around £19m, however Fabrizio Romano claims that Real are close to a new deal with the playmaker.

That makes this whole transfer situation a bit confusing; Will Diaz stay in Milan, return to Madrid or possibly be resold elsewhere for more money?

The Mirror claim Chelsea and Newcastle are both interested and Real would demand £30m from one of the English clubs.

Diaz’s situation seems quite complex but that’s not stopping Chelsea and Newcastle from poking around a potential summer deal.

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Who are Chelsea and Newcastle United targeting Brahim Diaz for?

Diaz showed up at hometown club Malaga but decided to make a big move to Manchester City as a teenager.

Big things were expected of Diaz at City but he only ever made 15 appearances for the club’s first-team.

Real Madrid struck in 2019 but Diaz’s first-team chances didn’t exactly improve, recovering just 21 first-team games.

Diaz has joined Italy for the first-team and has recorded 16 goals and 10 assists in 109 games for Milan.

The 23-year-old clearly has a lot of talent in his closet and there is real untapped potential there.

Diaz, who has been hailed as ‘incredible’ by Pep Guardiola for his dedication to training, has yet to fulfill his potential but perhaps Graham Potter or Eddie Howe can unleash it.

Diaz faces a huge challenge for his international future as he could move from Spain to Morocco in the coming weeks.

A decision on his club future will then loom on the horizon as Milan, Real, Chelsea and Newcastle are all locked in an intriguing battle for his services.

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Emma Bowman

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