CONTE TO MADRID, ANCELOTTI TO CHELSEA
A report in the Sun has claimed that Real Madrid are lining up Antonio Conte as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane, with the Daily Record reporting that Carlo Ancelotti will return to Stamford Bridge before next season.
The Chelsea boss is apparently high up on the list of candidates to take over from Zidane, while Ancelotti has reportedly held talks with Roman Abramovich and it's a case of 'when, not if' over the Italian's return.
MAN UTD HAVE BALE AGREEMENT
Manchester United have a pre-contract agreement in place with Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, according to Diario Gol .
The Wales international is ready to bring an injury-hit spell in Spain to a close and will move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2018.
DORTMUND WON'T SELL AUBAMEYANG
Borussia Dortmund will not sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the January transfer window, according to Sport Bild .
Aubameyang had been keen to leave Dortmund in the summer, but no offers met his €70 million valuation and he has been linked with a departure in the New Year.
The likes of Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in Aubameyang, but Dortmund want to keep the Gabon forward to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
REAL MADRID OPEN NEYMAR TALKS
Real Madrid have opened discussions regarding a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar in the summer of 2018, according to OK Diario .
The Blancos were initially expected to wait two years before seeking a deal, but are now ready to match the €222m fee PSG paid to Barcelona over the summer.
REAL KEEN ON SALAH
Real Madrid are keen to sign Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah, according to Don Balon .
The report claims the Liga outfit are prepared to offer Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal to try and lure Salah, who has scored 19 goals for Liverpool so far this term, to the Spanish capital.
KEPA ARRIVAL COULD SEAL CASILLA EXIT
Kiko Casilla will be free to leave Real Madrid should the club sign Athletic Club goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, according to Marca .
Casilla, who had been linked with a switch to Newcastle United last summer, is reportedly surplus to requirements and will be available if Real can secure his replacement.
MADRID TURN TO LLORIS
Real Madrid are confident of completing a summer move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, according to the Sunday People .
The France international is keen to win silverware, and with Spurs struggling domestically this season, the Blancos believe he could be tempted to leave.
They remain keen on David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois but could now turn their full attention onto Lloris.
MAN UTD PLOT ASENSIO BID
Manchester United will make a move for Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio in January after shelving plans to try and sign Gareth Bale, reports Don Balon .
The Red Devils are confident they can land the 21-year-old as he has been unable to nail down a regular starting berth at Santiago Bernabeu.
REAL OPEN HAZARD TALKS
Real Madrid have made contact with Chelsea forward Eden Hazard regarding a possible switch to Spain, claims Diario Gol .
The Belgium international is stalling on the penning of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge and has aired his admiration for Real in the past.
HAZARD HOLDING OUT FOR MADRID OFFER
Talks between Chelsea and Eden Hazard over a new contract have stalled as the Belgian star holds out for an offer from Real Madrid, according to The Times .
The Blues reportedly are ready to make Hazard the highest paid player in club history, with a salary worth £300,000 per week.
But Hazard is reluctant to extend a contract that still has two and a half years remaining because it would effectively end his hopes of joining Los Blancos.
PL RIVALS WANT MADRID MIDFIELDER
Arsenal and Tottenham have both made enquiries about signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos in January, claims Diario Gol .
Ceballos has struggled for game time since joining Madrid from Real Betis in the summer and could be on the move in the New Year.
In addition to local rivals Arsenal and Spurs showing an interest, Ceballos is also wanted by AC Milan, Roma and his former club Betis.
MADRID CONSIDER KROOS-DYBALA SWAP
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering a swap deal that would see Toni Kroos and cash sent to Juventus in exchange for Paulo Dybala, according to Rai Sport .
Juve reportedly are not looking to part ways with the Argentine playmaker and could offer Dybala an increased salary to help fend off Madrid. The Serie A champions, however, are not ready to keep Dybala at all costs.
UTD WANT HALF PRICE BALE
Manchester United will end their interest in signing Gareth Bale unless Real Madrid effectively halve their asking price, according to The Mirror .
Los Blancos value the Welshman at £100 million, while the Red Devils see the injury-prone winger somewhere closer to the region of £50-60m.
COURTOIS TO LEAVE FOR FREE
Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to leave Chelsea on a free transfer in 2019 as the Belgian continues to put off talks for a contract extension in London, The Sun reports.
Should The Blues fail to come to an agreement with the goalkeeper - who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid - they will force him to see out his current deal rather than cash in before his contract runs out.
NEYMAR HAS REAL MADRID DEAL
Neymar has reached an agreement with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez which will see him join the club in 2019, reports Don Balon .
The Brazilian left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a €222 million deal last summer, but is already planning a return to Spain.
MADRID TO SIGN VINICIUS IN 2018
Real Madrid will push through their deal to sign Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior next summer, according to AS .
Madrid agreed a €45 million deal for Vinicius with Flamengo in May, but the forward can’t move to Spain until he turns 18 in July next year.
And, rather than leave Vinicius to spend a further year gaining experience in Brazil, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has given his agreement to add the striker to his squad for the 2018/19 season.
MADRID SET DE GEA DEADLINE
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set a deadline of summer 2018 on a transfer move for David De Gea, according to Diario Gol .
Perez has grown tired of waiting for a decision on De Gea's future, and will move for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois if he cannot agree a move for the Spain international.
ALEXIS AND WERNER ON REAL WISH LIST
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and RB Leipzig's Timo Werner are among those on Real Madrid's January wish list, reports Marca .
Inter striker Mauro Icardi and Krasnodar forward Fyodor Smolov are also being monitored as Zinedine Zidane plans a winter refresh of his ranks.
MADRID PONDER DAVID LUIZ MOVE
Real Madrid are weighing up making a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to the Daily Telegraph .
Luiz has fallen out with Blues manager Antonio Conte in recent weeks, meaning he could be available for transfer this winter.
And Madrid are keen to bolster their defence after an inconsistent start to the season.
RONALDO TO OPEN PSG TALKS
Cristiano Ronaldo has told agent Jorge Mendes to open talks with Paris Saint-Germain, according to Spanish outlet DiarioGol .
The Portuguese is said to want either a wage increase at Real Madrid or the option to leave without incident at the end of the current season, requests that president Florentino Perez has no intention of granting.
As such, Ronaldo wants to keep his options open and PSG are believed to be the only side capable of being able to fund a move for the 32-year-old.