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Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  
   
Sports


Real set for Drenthe


Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe is to join Real Madrid after they came to agreement with Feyenoord, according to reports in the Spanish press on Thursday.

Sports newspaper AS said that the Spanish champions would fork out 13 million euros for the player with Marca quoting the figure at 14 million euros.

The 20-year-old, who was also rumoured to be a transfer target for Chelsea, had been putting pressure on the Dutch club to let him leave for one of Europe's glamour teams.

AS said he will be unveiled on Friday on a five-year deal with the Spanish season due to begin on August 25.

Real are also still said to be chasing Chelsea's Dutch international winger Arjen Robben.