Real Madrid January transfer news: All the latest rumours ahead of winter window

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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Real Madrid as Zinedine Zidane prepares for the January transfer window


MADRID TO CALL OFF HAZARD PURSUIT


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Real Madrid is set to call off their pursuit of Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard according to Marca.

Instead, Zinedine Zidane is planning on giving a chance to 23-year-old Marco Asensio as the club believes adding the Belgian would further hinder the Spaniard’s development.

In fact, the report states belief from the directors in Asensio is so high, they have stopped any further attempts to sign Hazard.


MADRID TO SMASH TRANSFER RECORD FOR HAZARD


Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Real Madrid are getting ready a £120 million offer to pry Eden Hazard from Chelsea according to the Sun.

The offer, which would break the British transfer record, is part of an attempt to pressure Chelsea into selling the attacker with two and a half years left on his deal.

If Chelsea wait until Hazard has a year left on his contract, his value would drastically drop.


RONALDO SET FOR MAN UTD RETURN


Cristiano Ronaldo, Real MadridManchester United are watching with keen interest reports of a clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and senior Real Madrid figures, claims the Mirror .

The newspaper states that the relationship between Ronaldo and Florentino Perez has broken down, leading to doubts over his future at the Bernabeu. 

And United would be well-placed to bring back the man who came to prominence should he refuse to continue in Spain.

Ronaldo, it is claimed, has even made secret trips to England to review prospective private schools for his son in recent weeks.


MADRID OFFER SPURS BALE FOR KANE SWAP


Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Real Madrid are ready to offer Tottenham cash plus former Spurs star Gareth Bale in order to complete the signing of Harry Kane, according to the Daily Star .

Kane has powered his way into Europe's elite with an outstanding 2017, outscoring both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the last 12 months. 

And that form has put him firmly in the gaze of Madrid, who would be prepared to sacrifice the player they made the world's most expensive ever back in 2013 by sending him back to White Hart Lane.


MADRID PLOT SHOCK UMTITI APPROACH


Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona 17/18

Real Madrid are considering a shock approach to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, claims Diario Gol.

Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a new centre-back, but is wary of paying too much after seeing Liverpool spend £75 million on Virgil van Dijk.

However, the €60m release clause in Umtiti’s contract makes him an attractive proposition for Perez, and he could rival Manchester City and Manchester United for the France international.


SANCHEZ WANTS REAL MADRID SWITCH


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Want-away Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has asked his agent to put a move to Real Madrid in place, claims Don Balon.

The Chilean continues to run down his contract at Emirates Stadium and may be sold in January while the Gunners can still generate a fee.

A switch to Manchester City has been mooted for some time, but former Barcelona star Sanchez now favours a return to Spain.


HAZARD REJECTED CHELSEA DEAL FOR REAL MOVE


Eden Hazard Real Madrid Chelsea logos

Eden Hazard rejected a contract extension at Chelsea, according to his father, who says his son is holding out for a Real Madrid transfer.

"What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension," Thierry Hazard told Le Soir. "This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of the Real, whom he could see himself playing for.

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BARCA & REAL IN BLIND RACE


Daley Blind Real Madrid Barcelona GFX

Manchester United outcast Daley Blind is a January transfer target for La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express.

The Dutch utility defender has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and Barca reportedly see him as an option to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano's imminent exit to Hebei China Fortune.

Meanwhile, the Blancos also purportedly see Blind as a potential bargain who could play alongside Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence.


KLOPP KEEN ON CEBALLOS


Dani Ceballos Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos is being considered by Liverpool as a possible replacement for Philippe Coutinho, reports Diario Gol .

The Reds are expecting fresh interest in their Brazilian playmaker from Barcelona during the winter transfer window.

If he does move on, then Jurgen Klopp is weighing up a loan move for Madrid star Ceballos amid his struggles for game time in Spain.


COURTOIS TELLS MADRID HE WANTS MOVE


Thibaut Courtois Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois's camp have informed Real Madrid that the player is very keen to join them, according to AS.

The Chelsea goalkeeper's current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 18 months' time, with Madrid having given a favourable response to the interest from Courtois's side.

Sevilla's Sergio Rico and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak are apparently top of Antonio Conte's list should Courtois leave the Blues.


SPURS WILL BREAK BANK TO KEEP KANE


Harry Kane Tottenham Burnley

Tottenham are willing to smash their wage budget in order to keep record-breaking striker Harry Kane, according to the Daily Mail

The 24-year-old, who is Europe's top scorer in 2017 with 56 goals, is currently paid £110,000-per-week — a relatively low sum for a player of his calibre.

It will be Kane's fourth wage increase since August 2014, with Spurs hoping to ward off a potential offer from Real Madrid.


ARSENAL WON'T INCREASE €40M BENZEMA BID


Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2017

Arsenal will not offer more than €40 million to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema at the end of the season, claims Don Balon.

Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly ready to cut his losses on Benzema, with Arsenal rumoured to have already made a €40m bid for the Frenchman.

Perez values Benzema at significantly more, but the likes of Arsenal, who are expected to be in the market for a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, will not go higher than €40m.


ZIDANE GIVES XMAS LIST TO REAL


Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, 17/18

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has given Real Madrid his January transfer wishlist in an effort to turn around a dreadful La Liga season, according to Spanish rumour mill Dan Balon.

Athletic goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is expected to be pursued in January and central midfield reinforcements are being prioritised, but there will be no strikers brought in by the Blancos.


SALAH WANTS REAL SWITCH


Mohamed Salah Arsenal Liverpool

Mohamed Salah is eager to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid and is ready to push for a move, claims Don Balon.

The Egyptian forward has been a revelation since moving to Anfield over the summer, with his efforts being noted by leading sides across Europe.

La Liga champions Real are said to be heading the queue of suitors, with Salah instructing his agent to put a deal in place.


BENZEMA TO BE SOLD AFTER CLASICO SHOCKER


Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Real Madrid are now full committed to offloading Karim Benzema, who had been given an ultimatum ahead of Saturday's Clasico, according to don balon

The report says that the French striker had been told before the match by Florentino Perez that if he didn't show well the club would be looking for a replacement in the winter window. 

Mauro Icardi is thought to be Los Blancos' main target. 


PEREZ TO SPLASH €200M AFTER CLASICO 


Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez is set to splash out €200million this winter to stay in the good graces of Real Madrid fans after being humiliated in El Clasico on Saturday, reports DiarioGol

The club will go after goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, defender Leonardo Bonucci and striker Mauro Icardi as they look to rebuild. 


COURTOIS TO BECOME WORLD'S BEST-PAID KEEPER


Thibaut Courtois Chelsea 2017

Thibaut Courtois will become the best-paid goalkeeper in world football, if he signs a new contract at Chelsea, claims the Daily Telegraph .

Chelsea are determined to keep hold of Courtois, who is out of contract in the summer of 2019 and has regularly been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Courtois is set to be offered a new deal by Chelsea which will see his wages eclipse the £200,000 a week being earned by Manchester United keeper David de Gea.


REAL SEEK RONALDO BUYER


Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Real Madrid have touted Cristiano Ronaldo to potential buyers across Europe, according to Diario Gol.

Despite continuing to add to his trophy haul in the Spanish capital, there is a feeling inside Santiago Bernabeu that the Portuguese forward's powers are starting to fade.

Taking that into account, club president Florentino Perez has sounded out those clubs who could afford to put a transfer package in place.


MAN UNITED BATTLE REAL FOR HAZARD


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Manchester United are prepared to battle Real Madrid for the signature of Eden Hazard, according to the Sun.

Hazard and United boss Jose Mourinho are old acquaintances at Chelsea, lifting the Premier League title together in 2014-15. 

And the newspaper claims United could bid up to £90million to seal a reunion for the pair next season. 


REAL MADRID ADVANCE HAZARD NEGOTIATIONS


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Real Madrid are making progress in their negotiations to sign Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer, claims Diario Gol .

Zinedine Zidane has instructed Madrid president Florentino Perez to pursue a deal for Hazard and the Belgium international could arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu after next year’s World Cup in Russia.

If Hazard does move to Madrid, then Marco Asensio is likely to seek a transfer away, with Manchester City a potential destination.


LUIZ TRIED FOR BARCELONA MOVE


David Luiz Chelsea

Barcelona have ruled out signing David Luiz after the Chelsea defender offered himself to the Camp Nou club, according to Catalunya Radio, via Sport .

Luiz’s future at Chelsea appears uncertain and the Brazilian, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid, has recently travelled to Barcelona for treatment on an injury.

During his trip, Luiz offered himself to Barcelona, who are looking to sign a new centre-back due to the expected departure of Javier Mascherano.

However, due to Luiz being 30 and the financial implications of signing him, Barca are instead focusing on other defensive targets.


PSG & MAN CITY LEAD ISCO CHASE


Isco Zidane Real Madrid

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Manchester City are among three teams keen to sign Real Madrid's Isco in the coming transfer window, claims Don Balon.

With Gareth Bale on the mend after injury, the ex-Malaga star may see his first-team opportunities reduced in 2018. 

And should he choose to continue his career elsewhere he will have no shortage of options, with the Premier League leaders, PSG and Juventus linked with his signature. 

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