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Real Madrid transfer targets: Pogba, Mane & players linked with the club

08:30 GMT 26/01/2020
Paul Pogba Zinedine Zidane Sadio Mane 2019-20
All the latest Blancos transfer news, rumours, quotes, gossip and done deals for the January 2020 transfer window

Real Madrid's transfer market exploits are legendary and it is little surprise given that the Spanish giants are one of the richest clubs in the world.

They are currently undergoing a transition and have attempted to usher in a new generation in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era with recruits such as Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.

Goal will keep you on top of all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip regarding Real Madrid's targets right here with regular updates.

Contents

  1. Top Real Madrid transfer targets
  2. Latest Real Madrid transfer news & rumours
  3. Potential Real Madrid exits
  4. Confirmed Real Madrid transfers

Top Real Madrid transfer targets

Real Madrid have dipped into the Brazilian market in search of talent once more with Reinier arriving from Flamengo in a deal worth €35 million (£29m/$39m).

Finer details of the move were hammered out in 2019 and the teenager officially joined the club when he turned 18, following compatriots Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. in treading the path to the Spanish capital.

Outside of Reinier, it appears unlikely that Madrid will make much further noise in the transfer market this January, but Los Blancos are certainly on the lookout for further Galactico recruits.

Chief among the targets is Paul Pogba and speculation regarding the France international's future was sent into overdrive in January when his agent Mino Raiola was highly critical of Manchester United.

The outspoken super agent suggested that Old Trafford would even be a hostile environment for the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona, declaring that he wouldn't send any more of his players there.

Zidane has been a long-time admirer of Pogba, but has opted against fanning the flames of speculation.

Real have also been linked with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane after a stellar few seasons in Anfield red, which yielded a Champions League winner's medal and an African Player of the Year award.

Given Mane's rising stock, however, it would necessitate a mammoth bid in order to convince Liverpool to enter into business, not to mention the fact that the Senegal man is happy at Anfield.

Christian Eriksen is another player who was heavily linked with Madrid during the summer transfer window, but the Denmark star also has a long list of potential destinations, including Inter and Manchester United.

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Inter forward Lautaro Martinez are also considered targets.

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Latest Real Madrid transfer news & rumours

Spurs open talks to sign Bale

Tottenham have opened talks to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this month, the Daily Express claims.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is eager to keep strengthening his squad before the January transfer window closes and the club have made Bale their top target.

The two sides are already in talks over a permanent move, but the Wales international’s £650,000-per-week wages will be a problem for the Premier League club.

'Don't break the bank for Bale'

Gareth Bale would be a welcome addition back at Tottenham, admits Chris Waddle, but Spurs have been warned against “breaking the bank” to re-sign the Welshman from Real Madrid.

“I’m a big fan of Bale, I think he’s a wonderful player and Spurs fans would welcome him with open arms," said Waddle.

“But you’ve got to ask yourself what would you be getting for a vast sum of money. Is he on the pitch enough to make the investment worthwhile?

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Brahim doesn't want to leave Madrid

Brahim Diaz has no desire to leave Real Madrid in the winter transfer window, reports Marca.

A lack of game time was said to be edging the former Manchester City star towards the exits.

Benzema to sign new Real Madrid contract

The France striker is close to agreeing a new deal at the Bernabeu, report RMC Sport.

He is nearing an improverd contract that will tie him to the club until 2022.

Arsenal offer Martinelli improved terms to fend off Real

Arsenal are set to offer Gabriel Martinelli an improved deal following Real Madrid interest in the Brazilian teenager.

According to the Daily Mail, Martinelli will be rewarded with a pay rise from £10,000 a week to around £30,000 despite his current deal running through 2024.

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Potential Real Madrid exits

There were high hopes when James Rodriguez arrived at Real Madrid in 2014, but the Colombia international has not managed to reach the level expected of him.

Accordingly, he was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich and, while he has returned to the Santiago Bernabeu this season, he has been tipped for a permanent exit from the club, with Everton a potential destination. 

Meanwhile, speculation surrounding the future of Gareth Bale has continued and Madrid chief Florentino Perez is said to be seeking a buyer for the Wales star.

Mariano Diaz looks likely to leave Real Madrid, but on a short-term move, with his former club Lyon reportedly keen. Espanyol have also been tipped to make a move for the striker.

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Confirmed Real Madrid January window transfers

Real Madrid signings

Player Signed from Fee
Reinier Flamengo €35m

Real Madrid departures

Player Signed for Fee
Andriy Lunin Real Oviedo Loan
Alvaro Odriozola Bayern Munich Loan

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