Theo Hernandez to Real Madrid: Atletico ace passes medical

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The 19-year-old is now on loan at Alaves this season, making 30 La Liga appearances and seemingly enjoying a consistent run of first-team football.

And that should ensure a red-hot atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon for Wednesday night's Champions League semi-final second leg.

With all that in mind, Sport note that he's much closer to Barcelona than Real Madrid, which in turn would effectively rule Liverpool out of the running with The Mirror noting that Jurgen Klopp was also keen to snap him up this summer.

Hernandez has a £20.2m release clause in his contract that Real are willing to meet.

However, Hernandez's agent denies that a deal has been struck.




All three sides are prepared to pay Hernandez's €24 million release clause.

If the move were to go through, Barça would have a gem on their hands, who could potentially stay at the club for years to come.

And it is the prospect of not getting regular game time at Real Madrid which has prompted Hernandez to consider Barcelona as the right place for him.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo said last week: "We have no intention of selling any player, but if another club comes with an offer which could be interesting to a player, they should talk to us".

"There is an ethical code of conduct between all clubs and if anyone is interested in a player, then the club should be approached first".

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