Dermot lives in Madrid and writes on Spanish football for ESPNFC.com, the Irish Examiner and When Saturday Comes. He is the host of the 'Covering Futbol' podcast and also talks about football on Newstalk, as well as with anyone else who will listen.

From Mbappe to Neymar to Dybala, expect the unexpected as Real Madrid ponder bringing in another forward

Even for Real Madrid, and even for the summer transfer silly season, these have been a remarkable few days of transfer speculation. And it looks very likely that the drama involving Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Neymar and quite possibly more players whose names have...