Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Neymar to get €50m per year

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Madrid to anger Ronaldo and pay Neymar €50m per year 

Real Madrid are prepared to make Neymar the highest-paid player on the planet if they can sign him from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Don Balon.

Los Blancos would need to part with a fee of €300 million to get PSG to part with the former Barcelona star and then hand him a salary approaching €50m per season.

That could set up a conflict with Cristiano Ronaldo who makes €25m per season and wants a new contract.

Ronaldo standing in the way of Neymar move

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Real Madrid will wait until 2019 to make a move for Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar, Don Balon claims.

Standing in the way of a swifter conclusion is Cristiano Ronaldo, with it said that Madrid are finding it difficult to get the Portuguese, and his gargantuan wage bill, off of their books.

As such, Florentino Perez is prepared to wait until 2019 — allegedly when Ronaldo will make a move to Major League Soccer — before making a serious move for the Brazilian.

Brandt deal to frustrate Liverpool & Barca

HD Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt is open to signing a new contract to commit his future to Bayer Leverkusen despite being linked to European giants including Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich

Germany international Brandt told Omnisport in October it was an "honour" to be linked with Barcelona , while Bayern hold a long-term interest in the 21-year-old.

But, with Leverkusen on track to return to the Champions League after finishing in the bottom half of the Bundesliga last season, Brandt could remain at the BayArena.

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De Gea 'very happy' at Man Utd

David de Gea Manchester United

David de Gea has revealed that he is "very happy" at Manchester United despite transfer links with Real Madrid.

The Spaniard has long been linked with a move to Zinedine Zidane's side, who are reportedly ready to try to land the 27-year-old again in the summer, but he remains happy with life at Old Trafford.

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Watford want Deulofeu

Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona

Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu could be heading back to England at Watford, according to RAC1 .

The Catalan radio station suggests that the former Everton midfielder is a top target for new Hornets boss Javi Garcia.

De Gea set on summer move to Madrid

David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has his heart set on joining Real Madrid this summer, according to El Confidencial .

The Spain international reportedly doesn't want to miss another opportunity to join Los Blancos after seeing a move famously fall through in the summer of 2015.

Madrid, meanwhile, still believe they need an upgrade over Keylor Navas between the posts.

Kane sets Real Madrid demands

Harry Kane Tottenham

Harry Kane has conditions that must be met if Real Madrid are to have any hope of signing him, Diario Gol reports.

The Spanish outlet claims Kane would prefer to work under Mauricio Pochettino rather than Zinedine Zidane, with the latter looking likely to be replaced in the summer.

Signing Pochettino would go a long way to getting Kane onboard, but it is said that the England striker has no desire to play alongside Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo, and would ask that the Spanish capital club sell those players before his arrival.

Bale tells Real to get Alli

Dele Alli Tottenham

Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to go all out for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, reports Don Balon .

The Blancos have been linked with the England international for some time and could make a move in the summer.

Real are expected to be busy in the next window after enduring a testing 2017-18 campaign, and Alli is considered to be a man they need to bring in.

Messi urges Barca to sign Asensio

Marco Asensio Real Madrid

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his club's board to consider a move for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon

The 22-year-old is considered one of Spain's biggest hopes for the future, but his lack of game time at the Bernabeu has Messi convinced that Barca can swoop in and steal him away from their great rivals. 

Messi reportedly has another motive, too: revenge. The Argentine is reportedly upset with Madrid's pursuit of PSG star Neymar, who just left Barca last summer and is still close with Messi.

Ronaldo considers Chelsea move

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up a move to Chelsea this summer, according to The Sun .

Ronaldo is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu after this season, with the Premier League his preferred destination.

Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United, however, has ruled out a return to Old Trafford.

Chelsea, though, are said to be keen to take advantage and bring the Portugal captain to Stamford Bridge.

Barca face Ruiz competition

Fabian Ruiz, Real Betis vs Barcelona, 17/18

Inter Milan are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, claims .

Reports had suggested Barca have already agreed a deal to sign Ruiz, who has a €15 million release clause in his contract.

But with Betis hoping to raise that figure to €30m, Inter are aiming to step in and pip Barcelona as well as Serie A rivals Napoli and Roma to the capture of the 21-year-old.

Barca close in on Arthur

Arthur Melo Gremio

Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo, according to Marca .

The Blaugrana have already brought in Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina during the January transfer window, but Ernesto Valverde is keen to bring in Arthur before the end of the month.