Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui's job safe for now

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Real Madrid have lost three and drawn one of their last four matches.

Real Madrid‘s run of four straight games without a win, which includes three losses, has put manager Julen Lopetegui under pressure, though Marca report that the Spaniard’s job is safe for now.

Los Blancos’ 1-0 loss to Alaves on Saturday means they’ve picked up just one point from the last nine available in La Liga, while they also suffered a shock defeat to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in midweek. They failed to score in any of these games, their first such run in 33 years.

The likes of Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio have seen a dip in form, while Gareth Bale and Isco have been out with injuries, limiting Madrid’s attack.

New signings Mariano Diaz and Vinicius Junior are still finding their feet, with Lopetegui’s handling of the latter being questioned as the young Brazilian was in the reserves for the first month of the season before making his first-team debut last weekend, during the 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid.

The club’s transfer business is also being questioned, as despite being linked with Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar, no high-profile signing was made, even as Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Juventus with no proven goalscorer to replace the 50 goals per season the Portuguese brought to the side.

Lopetegui will have welcomed the international break, but the Spaniard’s work is cut out to arrest Madrid’s slide.

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Alex Broun 8/10/2018
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The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you the latest Real Madrid news on Monday.

After another disappointing weekend in La Liga the pressure is mounting on the Spanish giants and manager Julen Lopetegui.

Los Blancos currently sit fourth on the table after their shock loss to Alaves yesterday, one point behind Barcelona and cross town rivals Atletico, and two behind surprise leaders Sevilla.

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1:20am – Julen Lopetegui’s job is safe for now

Despite the four-game winless and goalless run, manager Julen Lopetegui’s job is not in danger for the time being, according to reports.

Read more here.

9:08pm – Hazard reignites Madrid speculation 

Eden Hazard has often been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, most recently this summer, and the Chelsea star fuelled speculation yet again, saying playing for Los Blancos has been a dream of his since he was a kid.

Read more here.

0625 Eden Hazard

1:30pm – Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema nominated for Ballon d’Or

Los Blancos heroes Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are among the first nominees announced for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.

The honour, now separate from FIFA’s own Best player of the year award, is bestowed annually by France football magazine with the 30 nominees announced in groups of five, in alphabetical order.

To find out who else joined the Real duo in the first quintet click HERE

Up for the top gong

Up for the top gong – Gareth Bale.

11:03am – Real Madrid want Harry Kane to solve their lack of goals

After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid are suffering a goal drought with no goals in the last four games.

The problem came to a head on the weekend when Los Blancos suffered a shock 1-0 reverse to Alaves in LaLiga.

The Spanish giants desperately need a new a new striker and following reports on Spain they have placed Tottenham Hotspur marksman Harry Kane at the top of their list.

To read more click HERE

Harry Kane is in demand

Harry Kane is in demand

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Wanted man: Harry Kane.

After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid are suffering a goal drought with no goals in the last four games.

The problem came to a head on the weekend when Los Blancos suffered a shock 1-0 reverse to Alaves in LaLiga.

The Spanish giants desperately need a new a new striker and following reports on Spain they have placed Tottenham Hotspur marksman Harry Kane at the top of their list.

The 25-year-old has netted a remarkable 146 goals for Spurs and has long been linked with a move away from north London.

El Mundo Deportivo cite a report in El Confidencial that Kane, who won the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup, is back on Madrid’s radar.

Ronaldo left the club to join Juventus in a €100m deal earlier this year with Mariano Diaz returned from Olympique Lyonnais.

But the absence of goals is clearly starting to become an urgent problem and heaping growing pressure on manager Julen Lopetegui.

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