Club increases offer to sign Real Madrid striker

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Turkish club Fenerbahce are keen on signing Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz this summer.

According to AS, the Turkish club offered the Mariano a two year contract worth €4million a year with an option of a third year.

However, the 28 year old Real Madrid striker rejected the offer from Fenerbahce as he wants a minimum of €5million yearly contract.

Fenerbahce has now reportedly returned with a second offer for Mariano, according to AS.

The media outlet claims Fenerbahce returned with a second offer for Mariano on Monday. Fenerbahce have reportedly met Mariano’s wage demand of €5 million per year, having added bonuses to their initial proposal of €4 million.

Representatives of the Turkish club are talking to Mariano’s representative, David Aranda, to persuade the player with the increased contract offer.

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Mariano is not in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for next season and has taken the initiative to find a new club.

Mariano only played 11 games across all competitions for Real Madrid last season, scoring only once.

Mariano has just one year left on the contract he signed in the summer of 2018, when he arrived from Olympique de Lyon for €22million.

The 28 year old striker is also attracting interest from Spanish side Getafe.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid star Toni Kroos has reportedly refused to sign a new Real Madrid contract.

The 32 year old German midfielder joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014 and has played a key role in Madrid’s multiple successes since his arrival.

Since joining Real Madrid in 2014, Kroos has won three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez offered Kroos a new contract after our latest Champions League triumph last month but the German snubbed the contract, according to Cadena Ser.

Kroos is aware that he will face competition in midfield from Valverde, Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni next season.

The German midfielder wants to assess his role in the team next season before signing a new contract.