Manchester United have made Casemiro a very tempting offer, significantly improved compared to the 11 million euros per season that he earns at Real Madrid.
However, they have not contacted the club directly, with their strategy being to get the Brazil international to pass on the offer. This way, they are trying to get Los Blancos to facilitate his departure without demanding too high a transfer fee.
Something similar happened a few years ago, when Serie A giants Inter unsuccessfully tried to acquire the services of Luka Modric.
English media reports suggest that Manchester United are looking for a figure at around 60 million euros, which seems rather low for a player of his quality and one who is only 30 years old.
What is clear is that, at this stage, Casemiro is considering a move to Manchester United, which in a way gives the Red Devils hope that they will manage to lure the Brazilian midfielder to the Premier League.
In Casemiro’s head, apart from the tempting financial offer, there is also the idea that his time at Madrid could be coming to an end after seven years of success and many titles, including four Champions League trophies alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
Manchester United would be prepared to make Casemiro the second-highest paid player at the club and are willing to offer the Real Madrid star a five-year deal, according to reports.
Manchester United have offered to double the wages of Real Madrid star Casemiro in a bid to land a big-name star this summer.
United’s pursuit of the Brazilian comes after their failed attempts to sign Adrien Rabiot, whose move to Old Trafford has collapsed. The breakdown in negotiations has infuriated Juventus – with Rabiot set to be banished from the first team.
Mirror Football has also rounded up the other latest transfer news from across Europe, including updates on Marko Arnautovic and Adnan Januzaj, while Barcelona have named their price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace are fighting over French midfielder Houssem Aouar.
Casemiro could be in the money :
Last year’s summer signing drama at Real Madrid was Kylian Mbappe’s one-off move.
Now Marca claims Brazilian midfielder Casemiro will be allowed to decide if he accepts an offer of a five-year deal worth €10m a season to join the bottom team in the Premier League.
The Spanish sports daily insists Real Madrid do not want to sell and he has a great relationship with coach Carlo Ancelotti. But they would be prepared to sell the 30-year-old for €60m after buying 22-year-old Aurélien Tchouaméni from Monaco for €80m.
Casemiro, who currently earns around €5m, will be allowed to go if he wants although reports claim Manchester United want the deal done by this weekend. Manchester United face Liverpool on Monday.
The Brazilian has emerged as a shock late transfer target for Erik ten Hag, with club officials in the Spanish capital to sound out the possibility of securing a deal before the transfer window closes.
Although Casemiro has been a mainstay in Real’s team – and part of five Champions League victories – the reigning La Liga champions would consider selling him.
Convincing the 30-year-old to leave may prove rather more difficult, though United have put together a package that is making him consider his options.
Manchester United have offered to almost double Casemiro’s current salary – which is believed to be around £180,000-a-week.
That would make him second only to Cristiano Ronaldo in United’s wage structure, while the length of the deal would keep him at Old Trafford until 2027.
His current deal with Real expires two years before that and Casemiro – who turns 31 in February – recognises that he is unlikely to ever receive another offer that is that long or that lucrative.
Further reports by Relevo claim Casemiro informed Real president Florentino Perez of United’s approach on Wednesday and is beginning to have his head turned by the offer.
While Perez reiterated that Real want to keep the Brazilian, they will not stand in his way if a suitable offer is made; a figure of €70million (£59m) has been mooted as the price point at which the Spanish champions would do business.
United have yet to formalise their contract offer for Casemiro or make official contact with Real, but will do so as soon as they have received a green light from the midfielder.
Casemiro a big bonus for Chelsea :
Should they land him, Casemiro would be a great addition to the Chelsea side. While their defensive-midfield options are good, both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante are out of contract next season, and could move on.
As such, Casemiro could fill the void that they may potentially leave.
The Brazilian’s stats speak for themselves – he is a serial winner, having helped Real to five Champions League titles, as well as three league titles.
The only slight question mark would be around Chelsea paying such a large fee for a player who has already reached the age of 30. Indeed, he would be the second-most expensive player over the age of 30 in history should the £51million price tag be spent.
However, he has performed consistently for years, and nothing over the past season or so has suggested that will stop any time soon. As such, the transfer does not seem a bad piece of business, if the Blues can get it done.
It is said that Los Blancos themselves do not need to sell, but the 30-year-old has earned the right at this point to decide whether or not the transfer happens, rather than the club making him stay.
The offer is allegedly around 60million Euros; Madrid want 80million. However, it is suggested that they could meet in between. A “Spectacular” salary has also been offered to the midfielder, if the report is to be believed, but the exact amount has not been specified.
Casemiro has been a huge player in defensive midfield for the Champions League winners since he joined – known for being part of the famous trio with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Last season he made 48 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and making four assists from the center of the park.
Manchester United have had a quiet transfer window so far, despite finishing sixth amid a disastrous season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick last term.
Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen have all joined from Feyenoord, Ajax and Brentford respectively.
But United know they need considerably more if they’re to qualify for the Champions League, something they failed to do last season.
While they’ve spent the bulk of the summer chasing a deal for De Jong, Casemiro has now emerged as an alternative.