MADRID AFTER DRAXLER
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zinane wants to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, reports the Daily Star, via Don Balon.
The German international has been forced down the pecking order in Paris following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
And Zidane will reportedly move for Draxler in January, as he looks to help reinforce following the summer departures of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez.
JESUS HAD €25M RELEASE CLAUSE
Four of Europe’s biggest clubs had the option to sign Gabriel Jesus for less than Manchester City paid for the Brazilian striker, claims Kicker .
City agreed an initial €32 million deal to sign Jesus from Palmeiras in August 2016, with the move officially going through in the 2017 January transfer window.
However, Jesus had a clause in his Palmeiras contract which would have allowed him to join Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United or Real Madrid for €25m, only for none of the clubs to make an offer.
MAN UTD TO OPEN DE GEA TALKS
Manchester United are confident David de Gea will sign a new contract and will open talks with the goalkeeper in the coming weeks, according to The Independent .
De Gea’s current deal expires in 2019 and he is a long-term target for Real Madrid, but United feel they can persuade the Spain international to stay at Old Trafford.
ALLI PROMISED MOVE TO REAL OR MAN UTD
Tottenham star Dele Alli has been promised a blockbuster move to Real Madrid or Manchester United by agents keen for his business, reports the Mirror .
Alli recently dropped long-time representatives Impact Sports Management, and the likes of Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola are reportedly interested in adding him to their long-term stables.
And the carrot of a transfer to one of Europe's biggest clubs has been dangled in front of the England international in a bid to convince him.
MADRID MONITORING MANE
Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Sadio Mane's development at Liverpool, reports Diario Madridista .
The Senegalese forward has starred for the Reds since moving to Anfield, with Barcelona also monitoring his situation as they too seek attacking reinforcements.
RAMOS TO SIGN NEW MADRID DEAL
Real Madrid are set to complete a contract renewal for captain Sergio Ramos, according to Marca .
The centre-back will sign a deal that will tie him to the club until 2021, with the 31-year-old still determined to give everything he can to the Bernabeu side.
MADRID'S KEPA TALKS PROGRESSING WELL
Talks between Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Real Madrid are progressing well, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon .
Marca had previously reported that the 22-year-old has been earmarked as a potential long-term replacement for Keylor Navas at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With Kepa's Athletic contract set to run out next summer, the dream of a big move could soon become a reality for the former Spain Under-21 international.
RONALDO TELLS MADRID TO SIGN MAN UTD WONDERKID
Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Real Madrid to beat arch-rivals Barcelona to the signing of Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes, claims Don Balon .
Gomes has yet to sign his first professional contract with United and could leave Old Trafford for a nominal fee next summer, with Ronaldo reportedly telling Madrid president Florentino Perez that the European champions should sign the 17-year-old attacker.
KANE IS MADRID'S PLAN B TO ALEXIS
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is Real Madrid’s ‘Plan B’ if they fail to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, claims Don Balon .
Alexis is Madrid president Florentino Perez’s No.1 option to improve his club’s attack, but the Chilean is also wanted by Manchester City.
If Alexis decides against a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, then Perez will pursue a deal for Kane.
MADRID MAKE ALEXIS CONTACT
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made contact with Alexis Sanchez’s representatives over a potential deal for the Arsenal striker, claims Don Balon .
Alexis is out of contract at the end of the season and the Chile international saw a proposed move to Manchester City fail to go through during the summer transfer window.
He is on a reported four-man list of striking targets for Madrid, who want to know if Alexis is interested in a move to the Santiago Bernabeu amid suggestions he may have to play second fiddle to Karim Benzema.
LEWANDOWSKI PUSHING FOR MOVE
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has called on his agent to find him a move in the summer of 2018, reports AS .
The Poland international has been linked with many of Europe's leading clubs but is said to favour a switch to La Liga champions Real Madrid.
LAPORTE TO JOIN REAL OVER BARCA
Aymeric Laporte is set to reject Barcelona in favour of a £57 million move to Real Madrid, according to a report from Don Balon, via the Express.
The 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao defender has emerged as a priority target for Zinedine Zidane as he looks to bolster his defensive options in January.
ALEXIS ON REAL RADAR
Want-away Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is on a four-man shortlist of attacking targets for 2018 drawn up by Real Madrid, reports Don Balon .
The Chilean, who missed out on a summer move to Manchester City despite entering the final 12 months of his contract, is joined on Real's wanted list by Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and Torino's Andrea Belotti.
REAL PLOT DE GEA & HAZARD RAID
Real Madrid are set to rekindle their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer, according to Don Balon .
The La Liga giants have pursued both players for some time now and are ready to splash the cash in 2018 in order to get long-awaited deals done.
MADRID JOIN RACE FOR BARCA TARGET
Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Barcelona target Maxime Lopez, according to Sport .
Los Blancos reportedly were alerted by their Clasico rivals' interest in the 19-year-old Marseille playmaker and would like to sign him as part of their shift toward targeting younger prospects.
The presence of coach Zinedine Zidane is thought to be a factor in Madrid's favor as they pursue the France youth international.
MADRID WATCHING CITY FORWARD
Real Madrid are tracking the progress of Manchester City’s teenage forward Brahim Diaz, according to OK Diario.
The Spain Under 21 international impressed during pre-season for City and scored against Madrid in the ICC tournament in the United States.
With Madrid on the look-out for the best teenagers in football, Diaz, who can play out wide or in the no.10 role, has emerged as a target.
MADRID PLAN ATTACKING OVERHAUL
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has begun planning a major attacking overhaul at Santiago Bernabeu, according to Don Balon .
Perez is willing to sell Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to help fund a big summer of spending, with Arsenal and Manchester United respectively keen.
And the Blancos will use the money to bring Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Juventus's Paulo Dybala to the club to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
MADRID TRACKING RB LEIPZIG STRIKER
Real Madrid are showing an interest in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner as they explore ways to improve their attacking options, according to Jugones, via AS.
Werner was watched by Madrid scouts during Germany’s recent World Cup qualifier against Norway and impressed by scoring twice.
BARCA AIM TO WIN LOPEZ CHASE
Barcelona have made contact with Maxime Lopez’s agents in an attempt to win the race to sign the Marseille midfielder, claims Mundo Deportivo .
Lopez has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid, but the 19-year-old is reportedly a big Barca fan and admirer of Andres Iniesta, with the Catalan club hoping that will prove a persuasive factor in their efforts to agree a deal next summer.
DE GEA ASKS RAMOS TO SORT MADRID MOVE
David De Gea has apparently asked Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos to sort out his move to the Liga giants, according to Diario Gol .
The report claims that the Manchester United goalkeeper has taken the opportunity to speak to Ramos during Spain international duty, pressing him to approach manager Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez over a deal.
RONALDO WANTS CIA, NOT BBC
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid that he wants to see the BBC band broken up by seeing Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema replaced by Isco and Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon .
The trio have been the main attacking components of the Champions League winners in recent years, but the recent performances of the Spain internationals have convinced Ronaldo the club's future is with CIA instead of BBC.