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Real Madrid in advanced talks to beat Barcelona for Real Zaragoza defender Jesus Callejo

Real Madrid are in advanced talks to sign Real Zaragoza defender Jesus Callejo.

The young centre-half has been likened to Barcelona legend Carles Puyol and is also interesting the Treble champs.

However, AS says Real Madrid are close to striking a €6 million deal with Zaragoza for Callejo.

Real would sign him now and plan to loan the defender back to Zaragoza for the new season.

Callejo was a member of Spain's triumphant U19 Euros squad this month.

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