Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Mascherano to leave Barca
Mascherano to leave Barca
Barcelona have announced that Javier Mascherano is to depart the club, with the Argentine expected to move to Hebei in the Chinese Super League.
The veteran is expected to depart for a fee in the region of €10 million, having fallen down the pecking order in recent months.
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Sevilla can’t agree Vidal fee
Sevilla are struggling to agree a fee with Barcelona to bring Aleix Vidal back to the club, according to Mundo Deportivo .
Vidal signed for Barca in the summer of 2015, but will be allowed to leave Camp Nou in January, with Sevilla leading the chase for the right-back.
However, Barcelona want €12 million for the 28-year-old, with Sevilla hoping the price will be dropped after offering €8m up front plus €2m in add-ons so far.
Liverpool and Manchester United have also been linked with an approach for Vidal, but only a huge financial offer is expected to tempt him to the Premier League.
Madrid & PSG battle for Courtois
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both interested in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the summer, reports Het Laatste Nieuws .
Courtois has been offered a new contract by Chelsea , which would make him the best-paid keeper in the world, but the Belgium international has yet to sign the deal.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s decision to sign a new contract at Athletic Bilbao means Madrid are now back in the hunt for a new keeper and are focusing on Courtois, who has just 18 months left on his current deal.
PSG are also keen on the former Atletico Madrid loanee, although financial constraints could scupper their prospects of agreeing a deal for Courtois.
Man Utd push for Seri deal
Manchester United will aim to follow up the signing of Alexis Sanchez by agreeing a deal for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, claims The Sun .
Alexis completed his move to United from Arsenal on Monday , and now Jose Mourinho wants an agreement in place to sign Seri, either this month or in the summer.
Seri is also an option for Manchester City, although the Ivory Coast international is viewed as a back-up to prime target Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred .
Barcelona, Chelsea and Liverpool have all previously shown an interest in Seri, but Mourinho hopes United can beat their rivals to the signing of the 26-year-old.
Neymar wants Madrid move with Griezmann & Hazard
Neymar is willing to sign with Real Madrid if Los Blancos also make moves for Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard, according to Diario Gol .
The Paris Saint-Germain star has reportedly made it clear he does not want to play with Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi, who have been linked to Madrid as well.
But the potential of linking up with Griezmann and Hazard is enough to tempt Neymar to return to Spain and join Barcelona’s arch-rivals, with the Brazilian said to be uncomfortable in the PSG dressing room.
Hazard having second thoughts about Madrid move
Eden Hazard regrets coming to a verbal agreement with Zinedine Zidane to join Real Madrid, claims Don Balon .
The Chelsea star reportedly has grown concerned by Los Blancos’ erratic form in La Liga this season, leading him to have second thoughts about fulfilling his long-time dream of playing for Madrid.
Man City could pay Laporte release clause
Manchester City are considering meeting the £60 million release clause for Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, according to the Sun .
Pep Guardiola is a long-time fan of the 23-year-old French centre-back, who reportedly has also drawn interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
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Kepa signs new deal with €80m release clause
Kepa Arrizabalaga has brought to an end to rumours linking him with Real Madrid by committing to a new contract with Athletic Bilbao which includes an €80 million release clause.
The fresh terms will keep the highly-rated goalkeeper in his current surroundings until 2025.
Goal revealed on Sunday that the 23-year-old was set to commit to a new deal and quash links to Madrid.
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