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With a number of footballers all meeting up with their compatriots as the biggest of international football tournaments take place this summer, it could be a perfect opportunity for a number of football clubs to try and take advantage of the situation.

Of course, whilst ‘tapping up’ is an illegal practice and one that is not allowed to take place, that does not mean footballers can not share their experiences of how their life at a football club is and stop them from potentially trying to ‘sell it’ to a team-mate of theirs.

It is no secret that footballers will continue to talk about the rumours that surround them behind closed doors or talk with each other about the dreams that they may have in their professional football career; much the same as bettors will discuss the great bonuses offers they continue to find at Max Free Bets.

Karim Benzema might have made a timely return to the France national side in their pursuit to add the 2020 UEFA European Championships title to their 2018 FIFA World Cup, but it seems he may be helping Real Madrid, as well.

According to a report by Seville media outlet, ABC, Jules Kounde has told the striker that he wants to join the La Liga giants in the future.

The Seville centre-back is only 22 years old, but he is one of the hottest prospects currently in the game and it has been claimed that he has told Benzema (and Kylian Mbappe) that he has aspirations of playing for Los Blancos at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future.

Of course, some will suggest that the news has been fabricated a little, as it comes at a time whereby Real Madrid are looking for a new centre-back following the decision to let Sergio Ramos leave the club, whilst the future of fellow French centre-back, Raphael Varane, also appears to be up for debate.

Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti could have a big problem on his hands if he does not rectify the situation that he has at the back, but there is no doubting that Kounde could be a solution.

Whether Sevilla will want to sell to a La Liga rival remains to be seen, and whilst the €80 million transfer release clause is said to be something Los Blancos are against paying at the moment, they might have to with Premier League clubs such as Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United all said to be keen.