MADRID CLOSE ON BRAZILIAN TEENAGER
Real Madrid are closing in on a deal to sign Palmeiras’ teenage midfielder Alan, according to AS .
Alan has been impressing for Brazil at the Under-17 World Cup in India and has a release clause in his Palmeiras contract of €50 million.
However, Madrid are hoping to negotiate a lower fee to bring Alan to Spain in the summer of 2018 and pitch him into their Castilla side.
BALE COULD RETURN TO SPURS
Gareth Bale could make a shock return to Tottenham if he leaves Real Madrid, Spanish outlet Don Balon claims.
It is said that Manchester United and Chelsea have both made attempts to sign the Welshman, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
The report, however, claims Bale, who has been plagued by injuries during his time in Madrid, 'wants to feel like a footballer again' and could return to his former team to recapture his best form.
RAMOS TO HELP MADRID SIGN BARCA WINGER
Real Madrid want to sign Barcelona winger Jose Manual Arnaiz Diaz, with the help of Sergio Ramos’ brother, according to Diario Gol .
Diaz joined Barcelona from Real Valladolid in the summer and he has been impressing for the club’s ‘B’ team.
His performances have not gone unnoticed in Madrid and president Florentino Perez will continue to monitor Diaz, who is represented by Real defender Ramos’ brother.
SPURS VALUE KANE AT OVER £200M
Tottenham value striker Harry Kane at more than £200 million, according to the Times .
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly believes the England star is worth more than the massive price Paris Saint-Germain paid to sign Neymar this past summer, sending a signal to potential suitors that the club fully intends to keep Kane in north London.
MADRID WANT RASHFORD IF KANE MOVE FAILS
Real Madrid have singled out Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford as their backup plan if they fail to sign Harry Kane, according to Don Balon .
The signing of Rashford has been approved by Cristiano Ronaldo, and could also mean that Karim Benzema remains at Santiago Bernabeu as the 19-year-old is eased into the Madrid team.
RONALDO TELLS REAL: SIGN DE GEA!
Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid chiefs to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, according to Diario Gol.
The Spain international has been a long-standing target for the Liga side and almost secured a transfer in 2015, only for a late hitch with the paperwork scuppering a move.
De Gea has 280 United appearances under his belt since his £19 million move from Atletico Madrid and signed a new four-year deal at Old Trafford two years ago.
JAMES TO MAKE MLS MOVE?
Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez is considering a move to Orlando City or New York City FC, according to Don Balon .
The Colombia international joined Bayern on a two-year loan move from Real Madrid this past summer, but the firing of manager Carlo Ancelotti has left his future at the Allianz Arena up in the air.
James could sign with Orlando as a replacement for departing playmaker Kaka, with NYCFC seen as the less likely option.
MAN UTD TO PAY €30M MARTIN RELEASE CLAUSE
Manchester United are ready to activate Espanyol defender Aaron Martin’s €30 million release clause, claims El Gol Digital .
Real Madrid had previously shown an interest in Martin, but their summer signing of Theo Hernandez has reduced their need to bring in another left-back.
Barcelona have also been linked with a bid for Martin, but the 20-year-old would prefer a move to Old Trafford.
MADRID TO WAIT FOR PULISIC
Real Madrid target Christian Pulisic is unlikely to leave Borussia Dortmund in the near future, according to Sport Bild .
Pulisic has been regularly scouted by Real, and has also been linked with Liverpool, but the USA international is currently happy at Dortmund.
REAL TO OFFER BALE, MODRIC & BENZEMA FOR KANE
Real Madrid are prepared to swap Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema for Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to a report from Spanish publication Diario Gol .
The Spurs forward is one of the most sought-after players in world football at present following back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots, and six goals in his opening seven league outings in 2017-18.
Real are supposedly desperate to land the 24-year-old England international, and will offer the trio of players in exchange for his signature.
OZIL SNUBBED OVER £330K-A-WEEK DEMANDS
No clubs are prepared to meet Mesut Ozil’s £330,000-a-week wage demands to sign the Arsenal star on a free transfer, claims The Sun .
Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Germany international is happy with living in London, but no offer has arrived from Arsenal after talks over an extension were put on hold in February .
MADRID TO SELL BALE FOR €100M
Real Madrid are prepared to sell Gareth Bale, if they can recoup the €100 million they paid for the Wales international, claims El Confidencial .
Bale joined Madrid for a then-world record fee from Tottenham in 2013 and has been an influential figure during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, his injury troubles have left him fighting for his future in Madrid, with coach Zinedine Zidane feeling he can’t count on Bale for a third of the season.
Madrid president Florentino Perez may now be persuaded to cash in on Bale for the right price, with Manchester United holding a long-standing interest in the forward.
MADRID CONSIDERING SOCIEDAD RIGHT-BACK
Real Madrid are considering a summer move for Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola, AS reports.
Los Blancos were impressed by the 21-year-old in his Spain debut against Albania on Friday, and his €40 million release clause is considered quite affordable. Madrid, however, plan on seeing how the current campaign pans out before making a move.
JAMES RODRIGUEZ WANTS MADRID RETURN
James Rodriguez wants to return to Real Madrid following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti by Bayern Munich, according to Diario Gol .
The Colombia international joined the Bundesliga champions on a two-year loan deal in July, and has found it difficult to settle in Germany. Ancelotti's sacking has further heightened James' disenchantment with Munich, and he is seeking to return to Madrid.
COURTOIS WANTS MADRID MOVE
Spanish publication Marca claims Thibaut Courtois will run down his contract with Chelsea in a bid to engineer a move to Real Madrid.
The report claims that Spain is the Belgian's preferred choice of move as the 25-year-old enters a pivotal stage in his professional career.
CASEMIRO NEXT IN LINE FOR MADRID DEAL
Casemiro could be the next Real Madrid player to be rewarded with a new contract, according to Marca .
The likes of Marco Asensio and Isco have signed bumper new deals in recent weeks, but Casemiro hasn’t been offered fresh terms since returning to Madrid from a loan spell at Porto in 2015.
The Brazilian’s current deal runs until 2021, but reports suggest the midfielder could be handed a new deal on the back of his increased importance to Zinedine Zidane’s side.
RONALDO URGES REAL TO LAND CARVALHO
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid to sign William Carvalho from Sporting CP, according to Don Balon .
Carvalho - who, like Ronaldo, emerged through Sporting's famed youth academy - was strongly linked with West Ham throughout the summer.
But Ronaldo has now reportedly urged Real president Florentino Perez to snap up his highly rated Portugal team-mate.
REAL READY €200M KANE BID
Real Madrid are preparing a €200 million bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane as they seek a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Don Balon .
The Blancos have seen Ronaldo struggle for goals this season, while fellow BBC members Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have endured fitness and form issues.
HAZARD TO GET £300K PER WEEK
Eden Hazard is in line to become the top paid player in the Premier League with a contract that will land him £300,000 per week, according to the Express .
The Chelsea winger could green light the deal in a couple of weeks, hoping to kill off any hope Real Madrid have of signing him in the near future.
ASENSIO EXTENSION BOTHERS KROOS
Toni Kroos is not at all pleased with the contract extension given to Marco Asensio by Real Madrid, according to Don Balon .
The midfielder feels undervalued by the club and would like his wages raised to at least match those of his 21-year-old team-mate.