January transfer news & rumours: Real Madrid plot £500m summer raid

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window

Real Madrid plot £500m summer raid

Real Madrid are planning an astonishing £500 million summer raid on the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail

The Spanish club have their eyes on two main attacking targets, each of whom would draw a world-record £200m fee: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham's Harry Kane.  

In addition, the Blancos would also shell out £100m for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. 

Dortmund issue Aubameyang warning

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund have told Arsenal that they will not easily be parted with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "We have our position, just as last summer when Barcelona tried to sign him. We are willing to work on a transfer if certain criteria are met.

"Arsenal have tried several times but we have refused everything up until now. Either our demands will be fulfilled and there will be a transfer, or they won't be and Auba plays for Dortmund until the summer.

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Four summer signings for Man Utd?

Jose Mourinho, Burnley v Man Utd, 2017/18

Manchester United could be in the market for up to four players in the summer transfer window, claims Paul Ince.

The former Red Devils midfielder believes additions will be essential, with it possible that reinforcements will be required at left-back, right-back, in goal and up front.

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Laporte undergoes Man City medical

Aymeric Laporte Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has undergone a medical at Manchester City on Saturday as he closes on a move to England, claims Marca.

The Premier League leaders are poised to land the French centre-half in a €65 million deal.

Lampard backs Chelsea move for Dzeko

Edin Dzeko

Frank Lampard has endorsed Chelsea's decision to move for Edin Dzeko, believing he offers the "something different" that they need.

The Blues have been linked with the likes of Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, but Lampard is of the opinion that it's Dzeko that represents the best piece of business.

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Ronaldo reveals future plans

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 01132018

Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid amid talk of transfer interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Real’s struggles in 2017-18 have highlighted the need for a freshening up of the ranks, with it suggested that Ronaldo could be a victim of that process.

But Ronaldo has pledged his future to the Blancos - read the full quotes right here on Goal!

Man Utd open Jorginho talks

Jorginho Napoli

Representatives of Napoli midfielder Jorginho have opened talks with Manchester United regarding a possible transfer, reports Rai Sport.

The Brazil-born Italy international is among those being considered by the Red Devils as they prepare to part with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick.

Klopp has long list of targets

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp is not expecting further movement at Liverpool during the January transfer window, but he has targets identified across the globe.

The Reds boss has said: "We are constantly looking, my iPad is full of players from all over the world. That's what we do."

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Celtic push for Musonda loan

Charly Musonda

Chelsea forward Charly Musonda has the choice of a number of clubs during the January window, with Brendan Rodgers' Celtic among those pushing hard to secure his services on an 18-month loan deal.

The Scottish Premiership champions have been long-time admirers of the promising winger, having tried and failed to sign him last summer, and are looking to step up their efforts to bring him on board.

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Arsenal & Man City set Evans deadline

Jonny Evans Northern Ireland

Arsenal, Manchester City and any other suitors of West Brom defender Jonny Evans have been set a deadline in which to get a deal done.

The Baggies are reported to be looking for around £27 million for the Northern Ireland international, but will not sanction a late sale.

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Chelsea could pull the plug on Dzeko 

Dzeko Roma Serie A

Chelsea have made progress in talks over a transfer for Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, but will move on if a deal isn't reached by the end of the weekend, reports The Telegraph

The Blues have agreed to a contract with Emerson but have yet to come to terms with Dzeko, whose demands are complicating the deal.

If Chelsea fail to land Dzeko, they'll move on to other striker targets like Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, Stoke City’s Peter Crouch and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.

West Brom want at least £27m for Evans

Jonny Evans West Brom

West Brom are demanding Arsenal pay at least £27m for centre-back Jonny Evans, according to The Sun .  

The Gunners have been in talks with the Baggies for two weeks over a move for the 30-year-old, with Arsene Wenger's side currently offering £25m for the Northern Ireland defender. 

Spurs near £21.9m Lucas deal

Lucas Moura PSG

Tottenham are close to finalising a £21.9m deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura, reports RMC Sport

The 25-year-old had been subject to interest from Manchester United and Arsenal earlier in the month, but Spurs are set to win the race for the PSG man's services.

Mourinho: Sanchez can do what Rashford can't

Alexis Sanchez Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Alexis Sanchez's experience and maturity allows him to do what "nervous" Marcus Rashford cannot following his successful debut in Manchester United's 4-0 FA Cup win over Yeovil Town.

"His choice for the second goal is the kind of choice that a player like Marcus is still too nervous to make that kind of decision. He will bring us this extra maturity."

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Auba to feature for Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

With speculation about his future swirling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to feature for Borussia Dortmund against Freiburg on Saturday.

Arsenal have been in talks with Dortmund over a transfer for the striker, but manager Arsene Wenger has claimed a deal is "not close".

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Neymar to Real 'possible' - Robinho

Neymar Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid is “a possibility”, according to fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.

Amid mounting speculation suggesting that a man who was involved in a €222 million deal last summer could be about to make another big-money switch, Goal recently revealed that PSG have vowed to open the exit door if Champions League glory is secured in 2018 .

Robinho is the latest to have his say on the potential transfer - read the full story right here on Goal!

Real to go after Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Real Madrid have made contact with Tottenham over a summer move for manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Daily Mail.

With Zinedine Zidane under pressure, the Blancos have begun making plans for potential replacements. Pochettino is reportedly tempted by the idea of managing the La Liga giants. 

Luiz to stay because he thinks Conte will go

Antonio Conte David Luiz Chelsea

Chelsea defender David Luiz won't seek a January exit from the club because he is convinced that manager Antonio Conte will leave in the summer, according to Daily Star.

Arsenal had been linked with the 30-year-old, who had a bust-up with Conte earlier in the season and has seen little playing time in recent months. 

But the Brazilian has now decided to take his chances with winning his spot back next season under Conte's potential successor. 

Everton and Arsenal in for Brozovic

Brozovic Cagliari Inter Serie A

Everton and Arsenal are keen on Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, reports Football Italia.

The Croatia international is not part of manager Luciano Spalletti’s plans, and the Premier League sides could enter a bidding war for the 25-year-old's services. 

Arsenal agree terms with Benzema

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has agreed personal terms with Arsenal for a summer move, reports Diario Gol

The France striker's transfer to London is still up in the air, however, with Madrid demanding €60m for the 30-year-old and Arsenal only prepared to pay €40m.

Klopp says Reds likely won't add more

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was unlikely the Reds will make further signings in January.

The club continue to be linked with a host of players after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for €160m, but the German boss says the Reds are likely done spending in January.

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West Ham want Deeney if Sturridge falls through

Troy Deeney Watford Premier League

West Ham will make a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney if they are unable to sign Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool, reports The Sun

The Hammers have lined up the 29-year-old as an alternative if a deal for Sturridge – reported to be a loan with a £25m purchase obligation in the summer – doesn't materialise. 

City agree Laporte deal

Aymeric Laporte Athletic Club

Manchester City have agreed a £57m deal for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to The Guardian.

The fee would be a club record for Pep Guardiola's side, who see the 23-year-old as a crucial reinforcement in a defence that has dealt with injury issues all season.

Klopp can't make Sturridge any promises

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he can't promise wantaway striker Daniel Sturridge more playing time if he does end up staying on Merseyside.

With his minutes dwindling, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Anfield in January. Inter, Roma and Sevilla have been mooted as potential destinations.

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Musonda set for Celtic loan

Charly Musonda Chelsea

Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda is close to making an 18-month loan move to Celtic, according to the Daily Mail. 

The Blues are willing to let the 21-year-old move to Scotland on loan in the hopes he secures regular first-team minutes. 

Pellegri set for €25m Monaco move

Pietro Pellegri Genoa

Genoa teenager Pietro Pellegri is set for a medical at Monaco ahead of a €25m move, reports Gianluca Di Marzio

The 16-year-old striker has broken through to the first team at Genoa this season, generating reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG.

Juventus bid on Darmian 

Matteo Darmian Manchester United

Juventus have made an offer to sign Matteo Darmian in a 12-month loan deal starting at the beginning of 2018-19 with a £19.25m obligation to buy, reports The Sun. 

Manchester United, however, are not interested in a loan deal and want to sell the full-back for £26.5m.

Beijing Guoan dismiss Nainggolan links 

Nainggolan Roma Serie A

Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan say they are not interested in signing Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan, despite reports linking the 29-year-old to the club. 

"We have never approached Roma and Nainggolan has never appeared in our head coach's lists of transfer targets," the club's general manager Li Ming told Chinese reporters.

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