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Real Madrid January transfer news LIVE: Icardi passes Blancos medical

18:45 GMT+3 09/01/2018
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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane considers his January transfer window options

Icardi passes Real Madrid medical

Mauro Icardi has passed a medical at Real Madrid ahead of a move from Inter Milan, according to Diario Gol.

Real are keen to reinforce their strikeforce this January, and the striker, who is eligible to play in the Champions League, has already undergone private testing in Italy as the Spanish club prepare to unveil him.

Icardi & Kane targeted by Real Madrid

Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane are Real Madrid's top attacking targets as they attempt to end their current malaise, claims Diario Gol.

With the Merengue forward line performing intermittently throughout the season, Florentino Perez has released up to €200 million to stop the rot. 

Inter's Icardi is the chosen No.9 for a deal this January, while Kane will be approached in the summer.

Madrid looking to sign Marcos Alonso

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon.

Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back, who turns 30 in May.

Alonso reportedly would be brought in to split minutes with 20-year-old Theo Hernandez.

Madrid had several Mir offers rejected

Rafa Mir has revealed Real Madrid saw several offers for the 20-year-old rejected by Valencia before he signed for Wolves.

Although the forward has made a shock move to the Championship, he says the European champions were heavily pursuing him. He said:  "They rejected three or four offers from Real Madrid for me; however, they agreed to the first from Wolves in December. Valencia did not want me to go to Madrid and they did it.

Zidane not expecting long Real Madrid stay

Zinedine Zidane has admitted he does not expect to remain in charge of Real Madrid for too long.

Although the France and Madrid legend has delivered back-to-back Champions League titles since replacing Carlo Ancelotti as head coach, their struggles this season have sparked suggestions he could be on his way out if things don't pick up soon.

But Zidane already acknowledges the end could come at any time, telling France Football: "I say to myself, 'if I've got 10 days left here, then I'm going to live those 10 days to the max; if it's six months, I'll live those six months to the max'. I don't think beyond that. I know I won't stay [in the job] for 10 years."

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Madrid would have offered £177m for Coutinho

Real Madrid were willing to offer £177 million for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before he agreed to join Barcelona in a £142m move, Mundo Deportivo reports.

However, it is unclear if Los Blancos were just looking to increase the price tag to throw off their Liga rivals and slow down the transfer process.

Coutinho had made it clear that he had been interested in leaving Liverpool for Barcelona, who will be formally unveiled on Monday.

Ronaldo prefers Chelsea move

Cristiano Ronaldo would prefer a move to Chelsea as he weighs up leaving Real Madrid, according to  Don Balon .

The Portuguese continues to be linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, with the Blues among those that have expressed an interest.

Should he depart Ronaldo wants a move to the Premier League, and with Manchester United seemingly not interested in bringing him back to Old Trafford Chelsea are set to be the next best option.

Getafe target Madrid keeper

Getafe are lining up a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, if they lose current No.1 Vincente Guaita, reports  AS .

Guaita is out of contract at the end of the season and Crystal Palace are hoping to agree a deal to sign the keeper for a fee in the January transfer window.

If Palace seal a deal for Guaita, then Getafe will look to sign Casilla for the second half of the season, should Madrid finalise their own swoop for Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa.

Real Madrid want Courtois and Hazard

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are Real Madrid's top transfer targets in the summer, according to Sky Sports .

Los Blancos will wait for Tottenham star Harry Kane, who is believed to be a long-term target for the team.

Hazard's current deal is set to expire in 2020, while Courtois has another year on his contract and wants to decide his future before the end of the season.