REAL MADRID WANT PSG’S RABIOT
Real Madrid want PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot to be their long-term replacement for Luka Modric, according to Don Balon .
Madrid are already planning Modric’s succession at Santiago Bernabeu, with the Croatia international set to turn 33 next year. Rabiot is one of club president Florentino Perez’s main targets, along with Tottenham attacker Dele Alli.
MADRID TO MAKE €30M ALEXIS MOVE
Real Madrid are ready to seal a cut-price €30 million deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, according to Don Balon.
The Chilean is out of contract in summer 2018 and with it not looking likely he will extend his stay at Emirates Stadium, the Gunners are willing to sell to Zinedine Zidane’s side for a small fee.
DE GEA STILL MADRID’S NO.1 KEEPER TARGET
Manchester United’s David de Gea remains Real Madrid’s No.1 goalkeeping target for next summer, according to Cadena SER .
Madrid have been linked with a move for Kepa Arrizabalaga, but would prefer to spend €70 million on trying to sign De Gea than paying €50m for the Athletic Bilbao keeper.
REAL MADRID READY £60M BID FOR AGUERO
Real Madrid are preparing a £60m bid to bring Sergio Aguero to La Liga, according to Don Balon .
City are willing to sell their all-time record goalscorer if they can sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, which would pave the way for Zinedine Zidane’s side to seal a deal for the Argentina striker.
MAN UTD TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN AT BALE
Manchester United are set to make a third run at Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale, according to the Mirror .
The report states Madrid have grown tired of Bale’s injury problems while the Red Devils are confident manager Jose Mourinho could better manage the Wales star to return him to his Premier League fitness levels.
However, United will have to approach the £85 million price tag the La Liga champions originally spent on the attacker, since Bale’s current deal runs until 2022.
BARCA MAKE FEKIR CONTACT
Barcelona have stepped up their interest in signing Nabil Fekir following reports Arsenal have made an offer for the Lyon attacker, according to Sport .
Fekir has enjoyed an impressive season so far for Lyon and is a prime target for Arsenal, while Real Madrid have also scouted him.
However, Barca are determined not to miss out on a deal for Fekir and have made contact regarding a deal which could cost in excess of €50 million.
MOU & CONTE TO BATTLE ZIDANE FOR BELOTTI
Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to do battle with Real Madrid over Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to the Express .
Belotti has a €100million (£89m) release clause in his contract, and all three clubs are interested in landing the attacker.
RONALDO WANTS REAL EXIT
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid, according to a bombshell report from Chiringuito TV in Spain.
The Portugal international has undergone a dip in form in recent months, scoring just one La Liga goal so far this season.
And Ronaldo is now reportedly ready to leave by June 30, having rejected a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s request to depart was rejected by Real president Florentino Perez, only worsening their relationship.
MAN UTD ON LINCOLN TRAIL
Manchester United have joined the race to sign Brazilian striking sensation Lincoln, claims Calcio Mercato .
Lincoln impressed at the recent Under-17 World Cup in India, and is already a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid.
United and Juventus are also monitoring the 17-year-old, although his club Flamengo will not sell for less than €30 million.
MADRID TO SELL BALE
Real Madrid have decided to sell Gareth Bale next summer after losing patience with the Wales international’s fitness issues, according to AS .
Bale is facing a further month on the sidelines due to a groin injury and he has not featured for Madrid since September, prompting the club to cut their losses on their record signing.
Manchester United had been interested in signing Bale over the summer for a fee upwards of €120 million, but Madrid feel the 28-year-old will now only command a maximum price of €80m.
If Bale is sold, Madrid will try to sign a new Galactico, with their sights set on Kylian Mbappe, who is currently on a season-long loan at Paris Saint-Germain.
MADRID RIVAL MAN UTD FOR ROSE
Manchester United are set to face competition from the likes of Real Madrid for Tottenham defender Danny Rose, claims the Daily Mail .
Reports had previously suggested that Rose would prefer a move to Old Trafford after also being linked with a switch to Chelsea.
However, with the 27-year-old previously commenting he has ‘one big contract left in me’, the left-back is now being tracked by Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
MADRID TARGET LYON STAR
Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, claims SFR Sport, via AS .
Fekir is enjoying an impressive campaign for Lyon and the 24-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or striker, has been scouted by Barcelona.
Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester United are also reported to be interested in Fekir, and now Madrid are keeping a close eye on his form this season.
REAL OFFER BALE & KROOS FOR NEYMAR
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain and will offer Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale as part of a swap deal, Don Balon reports.
The report states that any deal to land the Brazilian will exceed €400 million, and the Los Blancos supremo feels he can replace Kroos and Bale with relative ease as he looks to minimise costs.
At present, PSG are in no mood to sell, but Madrid will not give up their pursuit of Neymar and are hopeful they can bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu within the next two seasons
GORETZKA WANTS PREMIER LEAGUE MOVE
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka wants to move to the Premier League when his contract expires next summer, according to Sport .
Germany’s national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff has suggested the money on offer in English football is a persuasive factor for the likes of Goretzka, who has been interesting Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
However, the 22-year-old will ignore interest from those clubs in order to head to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all having been linked with an approach.
REAL MADRID CLOSE IN ON GOALKEEPER
Real Madrid are prepared to offer €20 million to Kepa Arrizabalaga in an attempt to sign the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper on a Bosman move next summer, says Diario Gol.
The 23-year-old progressed from the Bilbao academy to make his first-team debut last season and has caught the eye of Liga giants Real.
MAN CITY PREP MILINKOVIC-SAVIC BID
Manchester City are ready to make an offer for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the January transfer window, according to Calcio Mercato .
The Serbian has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid, but City are aiming to beat their rivals to the punch by signing Milinkovic-Savic in the New Year.
BARCA & MADRID TARGET TO COST AT LEAST €30M
Flamengo will not sell Barcelona and Real Madrid target Lincoln for anything less than €30 million, reports Marca .
Lincoln impressed for Brazil at the recent Under-17 World Cup in India and the striker has now been promoted to Flamengo’s first team.
With Madrid having already agreed to spend €45 million on Lincoln’s fellow teenage forward Vinicius Junior, Flamengo will not allow their own highly-rated youngster to leave on the cheap.
ZIDANE MAKES HAZARD NO.1 TARGET
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has made Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard his priority signing for next summer, claims Don Balon .
While Madrid president Florentino Perez is coveting the likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Juventus’s Paulo Dybala, Zidane is happy with having Karim Benzema up front.
Instead, Zidane is concerned by the form of Gareth Bale and has identified Chelsea star Hazard as the ideal replacement for the Wales international.
MADRID LINE UP MATA BID
Real Madrid are lining up a surprise move for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata in January, according to the Express .
Mata has been dropped by Jose Mourinho in recent matches and with his contract set to expire after this season, the Red Devils could garner a fee for the 29-year-old in the January window rather than let him depart for nothing in the summer.
Mata developed in Madrid’s youth system, and could be tempted by a return to his roots with the Bernabeu club.
RONALDO DOESN’T WANT KANE AT MADRID
Cristiano Ronaldo is unwilling to share the limelight at Real Madrid with Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to Sky Sports News pundit Guillem Balague ( via the Daily Star ).
Kane has emerged as a real target for the struggling Merengue after a fine start to the season in the Premier League.
But Ronaldo still has a lot of sway around the Bernabeu, and reportedly would rather continue playing alongside Karim Benzema despite the pair’s scoring woes in La Liga so far this campaign.