Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea are all interested in making an approach for Real Madrid chief scout Juni Calafat, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Telegraph reports that Calafat has overseen a dramatic transformation in Los Blancos’ recruitment policy, with the club bringing a number of exciting youngsters to the Bernabeu in recent times.
According to The Telegraph, Calafat played a role in bringing the likes of Fede Valverde, Martin Odegaard, Eder Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior to the La Liga giants.
And the report is now suggesting that Liverpool, Everton and Chelsea are amongst the Premier League clubs weighing up making a move for Calafat.
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As well as the names already mentioned, The Telegraph reports that Calafat was pivotal in Madrid signing Reinier Jesus for £25 million during the January transfer window.
Reinier is a name that we are going to hear a lot more about in the coming years. But it appears that he was a player that plenty of clubs already knew a lot about before his switch to the Spanish capital.
The Telegraph notes that Manchester City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain missed out. Meanwhile, a recent report from Globo Esporte suggested that Everton were also interested.
In fact, the report claimed that the Toffees were looking to bide their time in their pursuit of the 18-year-old in the hope that Flamengo’s asking price dropped.
So it will be interesting to see whether Everton now manage to land Calafat after he helped ensure that Marcel Brands missed out on one of their targets last month.