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Real Madrid transfer targets: Pogba, Mane & players linked with the club

8:00 PM GMT+8 21/01/2020
Paul Pogba Zinedine Zidane Sadio Mane 2019-20
All the latest Blancos transfer news, rumours, quotes, gossip and done deals for the January 2020 transfer window

Real Madrid's transfer market exploits are legendary and it is little surprise given that the Spanish giants are one of the richest clubs in the world.

They are currently undergoing a transition and have attempted to usher in a new generation in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era with recruits such as Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.

Goal will keep you on top of all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip regarding Real Madrid's targets right here with regular updates.

Contents

  1. Top Real Madrid transfer targets
  2. Latest Real Madrid transfer news & rumours
  3. Potential Real Madrid exits
  4. Confirmed Real Madrid transfers

Top Real Madrid transfer targets

Real Madrid have dipped into the Brazilian market in search of talent once more with Reinier arriving from Flamengo in a deal worth €35 million (£29m/$39m).

Finer details of the move were hammered out in 2019 and the teenager officially joined the club when he turned 18, following compatriots Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. in treading the path to the Spanish capital.

Outside of Reinier, it appears unlikely that Madrid will make much further noise in the transfer market this January, but Los Blancos are certainly on the lookout for further Galactico recruits.

Chief among the targets is Paul Pogba and speculation regarding the France international's future was sent into overdrive in January when his agent Mino Raiola was highly critical of Manchester United.

The outspoken super agent suggested that Old Trafford would even be a hostile environment for the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona, declaring that he wouldn't send any more of his players there.

Zidane has been a long-time admirer of Pogba, but has opted against fanning the flames of speculation.

Real have also been linked with Liverpool forward Sadio Mane after a stellar few seasons in Anfield red, which yielded a Champions League winner's medal and an African Player of the Year award.

Given Mane's rising stock, however, it would necessitate a mammoth bid in order to convince Liverpool to enter into business, not to mention the fact that the Senegal man is happy at Anfield.

Christian Eriksen is another player who was heavily linked with Madrid during the summer transfer window, but the Denmark star also has a long list of potential destinations, including Inter and Manchester United.

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Inter forward Lautaro Martinez are also considered targets.

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Latest Real Madrid transfer news & rumours

Mbappe dismisses Real Madrid speculation

The France star has reiterated his commitment to PSG, dismissing any speculation that he is to join Real Madrid in the near future.

Kylian Mbappe has consistently been linked with a move to Los Blancos, and has been public with his admiration for head coach Zidane.

"Everyone talks about it - when I was young I talked about it too. But now I'm a player and I know it's not the moment," Mbappe said.

"We are in January - it's the money time of the season. Imagine I answer your question and say something. Everybody will talk about it and it's not good for PSG."

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Real Madrid full-back Odriozola to join Bayern on loan

Alvaro Odriozola is nearing a Bernabeu exit after struggling to make an impression under Zidane.

Athletic Club and Sevilla both submitted offers for the 24-year-old, but Bayern Munich won the race – with the full-back having been photographed arriving in Munich on Tuesday evening.

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Van de Beek rules out agreeing to join Real Madrid

The Ajax star has maintained that "nothing is official" with the Bernabeu side amid speculation intensifying over his future.

Donny van de Beek's star has risen at Dutch side, and Ajax could have yet another big-name departure in their hands should he leave.

"Nothing is official (with Real Madrid). There is no contract. That is the situation. That has not changed throughout the season," he told reporters.

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Bale to see out Madrid contract until 2022

The Wales international has made it clear to Real Madrid that he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu until the end of his contract, report the Mirror.

He intends to leave for free transfer in 2022, despite having a turbulent relationship with head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Espanyol to make Reinier loan bid

Espanyol are lining up a loan approach to Real Madrid for young star Reinier.

Sport reports that the Barcelona outfit will attempt to take him for the rest of the 2019-20 season and the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign, as long as they avoid relegation.

Mourinho wants Jovic at Spurs

Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic to Tottenham before the end of the month - according to the Daily Star.

Inter still keen on Modric

Inter remain interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric - according to Diario Sport.

Real to beat Man Utd in Van de Beek race

Real Madrid are well placed to win the race to sign Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek - according to the Daily Star.

Manchester United have also been chasing the Dutchman, but he is now expected to complete a £47 million ($61m) move to Santiago Bernabeu.

Van de Beek has scored eight goals in 26 matches across all competitions for Ajax this term.

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Potential Real Madrid exits

There were high hopes when James Rodriguez arrived at Real Madrid in 2014, but the Colombia international has not managed to reach the level expected of him.

Accordingly, he was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich and, while he has returned to the Santiago Bernabeu this season, he has been tipped for a permanent exit from the club, with Everton a potential destination. 

Meanwhile, speculation surrounding the future of Gareth Bale has continued and Madrid chief Florentino Perez is said to be seeking a buyer for the Wales star.

Mariano Diaz looks likely to leave Real Madrid, but on a short-term move, with his former club Lyon reportedly keen. Espanyol have also been tipped to make a move for the striker.

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Confirmed Real Madrid January window transfers

Real Madrid signings

Player Signed from Fee
Reinier Flamengo €35m

Real Madrid departures

Player Signed for Fee
Andriy Lunin Real Oviedo Loan

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