The Real Madrid president wants to strengthen Madrid's double-winning squad this summer
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to follow up the club's 14th Champions League triumph by adding two of the game's most promising players to the squad next season.
Perez has not invested as heavily in the squad recently as he used to, but he was ready to break the bank -- and the market -- to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.
However, with Mbappe signing a new deal in Paris, Madrid will turn their attention to two young players: Tchouaméni (Mónaco) and Rafa Leao (Milan), with both close to signing.
Perez was delighted after the Champions League win over Liverpool but is also aware the squad needs strengthening because it is aging.
He won't target 'big name' signings like Mbappe now, but will look to add depth to the squad with an eye on the future as well.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will join on a free transfer and Madrid hope to finalise a deal for Monaco midfielder Tchouaméni in the coming days.
Negotiations with the Ligue 1 side are advanced. The player's name has been on the table for months, with all of Europe's top clubs keen.
Even Barcelona spoke with his camp, but the price, around 80 million euros, was prohibitive for the Catalan side.
Meanwhile, Madrid will also look to improve in attack and Peres has opened talks to sign Leao, who helped Milan win the Serie A title this year.
Luka Jovic could be included in any potential deal, or even Marco Asensio, with Madrid's transfer strategy clear following the success of Camavinga and Vinicius this season.
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