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Real Madrid January transfer news LIVE: Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid player

12:15 AM GMT+8 13/01/2018
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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane considers his January transfer window options

Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid player

Manchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid, according to The Sun

Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea's contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper. 

Man Utd reportedly plan to up De Gea's £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club's joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba. 

Real Madrid turn attention to Neymar

Real Madrid have turned their attentions towards signing Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Marca .

Los Blancos feel that they need an injection of Galactico quality in their squad and are eyeing their first superstar signing since James Rodriguez arrived in 2014.

They do not believe that it is a move possible, however, before the summer of 2019, by which time they may be prepared to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a makeweight in any deal.

Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?

Karim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .

The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Low lined up to replace Zidane

Joachim Low has been lined up by Real Madrid to take over as coach, if Zinedine Zidane is sacked at the end of the season, claims La Stampa, via AS .

Zidane’s future is coming under increasing scrutiny, with Madrid trailing arch-rivals Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga.

Failure to progress in the Champions League could cost Zidane his job and Germany coach Low is the man wanted to take charge after the World Cup finals this summer.

Hazard: I'll sign new deal after Courtois

Eden Hazard has shot down rumours that he's leaving Chelsea by saying that he will sign a new contract after Thibaut Courtois signs his extension. 

Both players have been linked with moves to Madrid, with Hazard rumoured to be among the main targets for Los Blancos this winter. 

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Benzema has Arsenal offer

Karim Benzema has an offer on the table from Arsenal who want the forward to replace Alexis Sanchez, according to Diario Gol .

The price for the Frenchman is still a sticking point, with Real demanding at least £53 million for the 30-year-old. 

Arsene Wenger is only willing to go to £36m for his services. 

Ronaldo frustrated by Madrid signings

Cristiano Ronaldo has grown frustrated by Real Madrid's signings, according to Don Balon .

The Portuguese star is said to be disillusioned by president Florentino Perez's activity in the transfer market, with Madrid failing to sign upgrades after the exits of James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Pepe.

Zidane doesn't want Kepa

Zinedine Zidane is reluctant to sign Kepa Arrizabalga from Athletico Bilbao this winter in hopes of protecting his son's standing in the team, reports Sport

The Madrid boss is worried that his son, Luca, would be pushed down the pecking order at the club if he brings in another young goalkeeper, giving a boost to the likes of Arsenal who have also been linked with the 23-year-old. 

Former Madrid stars back Zidane

Former Madrid stars Michael Laudrup and Fernando Hierro have both come out to back under-fire manager Zinedine Zidane.

Both former Los Blancos stars urged the club to be calm with a manager who has brought record-setting success to the club over the last two years. 

You can read what Laudrup had to say here  and can find  Hierro's comments on the situation here .

Real & Atletico target's release clause increased

Racing Club have committed Lautaro Martinez to a new contract with an increased release clause following interest from Real and Atletico Madrid.

The 20-year-old forward has been heavily coveted by both Liga giants, but he will see out the season with Superliga side, having been given a wage rise and a bigger exit clause.

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Levy insists Kane and Alli won't leave

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has laid down a marker to Real Madrid, insisting that neither Harry Kane nor Dele Alli will be leaving the club if Spurs wish that they stay.

Kane and Alli have both been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Kane especially targeted by Madrid. 

But Levy says Tottenham are under no pressure to sell as they move into their new stadium for the start of 2018-19.

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