Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing these two players as well but Madrid has more of a pull than the Premier League giants.
If Koulibaly were to sign, he would have to compete with captain Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane but the Senegal international is more than capable of achieving that.
Meanwhile, Militao would have to compete with Dani Carvajal for a place in the starting XI.
It’s in Real Madrid’s culture to replace ageing players no matter how good they are – look at Cristiano Ronaldo.
And the same could be happening to Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric at the ripe old age of 33 with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen reportedly the heir to his midfield throne.
Eriksen is stalling on a new deal at Spurs which could be the perfect opportunity for Real to swoop in.
However, the latest stories claim Spurs would only be willing to let the Dane go for a record transfer fee.
Given Real’s dismal season, Diaz could get plenty of opportunities to establish himself in the first-team.
And it’s surely just a matter of time before Eden Hazard joins as he has continued to not sign new deals at Chelsea for the best part of a year. This is also a move ex-Blues boss Mourinho would surely be behind.
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Manchester City starlet Brahim Diaz on a six-year deal.
The attacking midfielder will be presented on the Santiago Bernabeu pitch after a medical on Monday afternoon.
City had hoped to keep the 19-year-old Spaniard but believe a deal which could be worth up to £22million represents a good deal for a player who had just six months left on his contract.
A Real Madrid statement said: “Real Madrid and Manchester City have agreed to the transfer of the player Brahim Diaz, who will be committed to the club for the remainder of the season and the next six, until June 30, 2025.
“After a medical examination to be held tomorrow, Monday January 7, the player will be presented at 1:30pm at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.”
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Diaz has been at City since joining from home-town club Malaga at the age of 14 but has seen first-team opportunities limited at the Etihad, with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez ahead of him in the pecking order.
In total, Diaz has made 15 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, his most recent being last month’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Leicester.
He can leave for £25million, his release clause, and it would be a huge surprise if Manchester United do not come in for him again.
The uncertainty at Old Trafford after Jose Mourinho’s exit could affect their pursuit of the defender but it would be a surprise if there was no interest.
Isco has fallen out of favour under new Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari and could be a makeweight in any future deal for Eden Hazard.
He has not started in La Liga under Solari and made just two starts in the Copa Del Rey and Champions League.
At 26 years old, the midfielder is experienced enough but could command a big fee, although he may bide his time to see if Solari stays beyond the summer.
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Going to the Bernabeu is Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz with Marca saying a permanent move is almost done.
Diaz, 19, has been at City since signing as a youth player in 2013, but has grown frustrated at his lack of playing time and it looks like another promising young player is set to leave the Etihad following Jadon Sancho’s departure in 2017.
Inter Milan midfielder Perisic is said to be interesting Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, along with Manchester United.
De Bruyne needed less than a minute to have his first crack at goal, and went close again in the fifth minute.
City had quickly set up camp in the Fulham half and would rarely leave, with Foden the next to go close when he hit a powerful shot from the left which stung the palms of Sergio Rico before De Bruyne sent the rebound over.
Instead it was Foden’s fellow youngster Diaz who broke the deadlock five minutes later with his first City goal.
Vincent Kompany headed down a looping cross from Fabian Delph and Diaz ran on to it to hit a powerful shot which deflected off Aleksandar Mitrovic to beat Rico.
City pushed for more with Danilo cracking a shot against the outside of a post after breaking into the area, while Foden would head just wide from De Bruyne’s wicked cross as half-time loomed.
The second half started in much the same vein, with Leroy Sane’s dinked cross headed wide by Gabriel Jesus before De Bruyne bent a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area.
The longer the game stayed at 1-0 the more Fulham were tempted into the City half, but just as it looked as though they were gaining a foothold in the match, the hosts doubled their lead in the 65th minute.
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Foden was involved again, recovering possession and slipping it to Sane. He in turn played in Jesus but when the Brazilian’s shot across goal was touched on to a post by Rico, the ball fell for Diaz and the Spaniard took a touch before rifling the ball into the roof of the net.
With five minutes left De Bruyne limped off and was replaced by 18-year-old midfielder Claudio Gomes.
By then Diaz had already gone off to a standing ovation from fans who will hope they get to see plenty more of him and Foden in the future.
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