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Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: City bid halts Griezmann's Barca move

23:47 EAT 19/01/2018
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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Man City bid halts Griezmann's Barca move


Barcelona's hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann have been put on hold after the striker received a call from Manchester City, claims  Don Balon .

After splashing out on Philippe Coutinho, the Blaugrana have a limited budget with which to open negotiations with Atletico Madrid

And City have reportedly already made contact with the forward after missing out on Alexis Sanchez.


Rafinha to Inter a done deal


Inter and Barcelona have finally agreed a deal to send midfielder Rafinha to Milan, according to Sky Sport Italia .

Inter will initially bring in Rafinha on loan until the end of the season and will have the option to sign him permanently this summer for a fee of €35 million plus €3m in bonuses.

The 24-year-old Brazil international, brother of Bayern Munich's Thiago, has long been a target of the Nerazzurri.


Mourinho makes Bale promises


Jose Mourinho has made various promises to Gareth Bale in an attempt to get him to sign for Manchester United, reports Don Balon .

The Real Madrid star has long been a transfer target for the Premier League side, with Mourinho now keen to pull out all the stops to land the Welshman.

The United boss has apparently promised Bale he will be the main man at Old Trafford and even gone as far as telling him he can start thinking about winning the Ballon d'Or if he joins them.


Goretzka snubbed England and Spain


Leon Goretzka rejected interest from the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A in order to join Bayern Munich, head coach Jupp Heynckes has said.

Goretzka had been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Barcelona and Juventus before agreeing to a four-year deal at the Allianz Arena.

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Sergi Roberto set for new Barca contract


Sergi Roberto is set to become the latest Barcelona star to earn a new contract, according to  Sport .

The versatile 25-year-old has become a fixture in the Catalans' starting line-up this season, appearing both in midfield and at right-back. 

And after attracting attention from Juventus and Chelsea last summer, Barca are keen to extend his current deal, which expires in 2019.


Napoli join race for Man Utd target Lucas


Napoli are the latest team to show interest in Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .

Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham are also reported admirers, while the Serie A team now hold Lucas as a bigger transfer priority than Barca's Gerard Deulofeu.


Mourinho gives thumbs-up to Ronaldo return


Jose Mourinho has given his approval to Manchester United's attempts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, reports  La Sexta  ( via AS ). 

Reports about a possible Old Trafford comeback have grown, as the Real Madrid star shows signs of discontent at his current team. 

United could pay up to £352 million in order to secure the blockbuster transfer at the end of the season.


Luis Enrique could replace Conte at Chelsea


Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is being considered as a possible successor to Antonio Conte at Chelsea, reports the Daily Star .

With the Italian linked with PSG and under pressure at Stamford Bridge, he could be replaced by a duo comprised of the coach and Juliano Belletti, the ex-Chelsea defender who could come in as director of football.


Neymar, Hazard, Lewy to replace BBC


Neymar, Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski are all targets for Real Madrid as Florentino Perez looks for his next attacking trio to replace BBC, reports Marca

The Brazilian forward is the Blancos' main target, with the Bayern and Chelsea stars also wanted. 

Madrid's terrible run of form has the club looking to rebuild, with Hazard and Neymar central to plans. Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi are the other forwards being discussed if the club can't land Lewandowski, who will be 30 in August.   

The Ivory Coast international was linked with a move away from the Allianz Riviera in the summer, with Chelsea and Barcelona also said to be keen in recent weeks.


No release clause in Neymar contract


Neymar's current Paris Saint-Germain contract includes no release clause, says the star's lawyer.

The Brazilian has been the focus of reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid, just six months after PSG met his €222 million buyout clause to take him from Barcelona. 

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Pique pens new Barca deal


Gerard Pique has extended his stay at Barcelona through to 2022 with the penning of a new contract at Camp Nou.

The terms agreed by the World Cup-winning defender have seen his release clause set at €500 million.

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