Real in D'Agostino talks
Udinese have confirmed they are in negotiations with Real Madrid for the transfer of Gaetano D'Agostino to the Bernabeu. The 27-year-old midfielder is a target of the big-spending La Liga giants and the deal could be completed next week.
"I confirm that they (Real) are interested," said Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo. "My son was set to meet them yesterday but he was unable to so we postponed everything until next week.
"The buy-out clause of the player remains the same, 25 million euros, but there's always room to reason. There are players they have that could interest us. It's an open negotiation."
The Italy international has been a target of Juventus this summer, but Udinese's asking price of €17m was not met by the Turin giants. D'Agostino, who is under contract with the Friuli outfit until June 2014, would love to play at the Bernabeu stadium.
"It's the dream of any player to play at Real Madrid," said D'Agostino to Onda Cero. "They have a spectacular team.
"That is why I'm nervous and excited. I thank Real for their interest, I am happy, but there's nothing official just yet."