Real Madrid move for Man City’s Sterling

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is in talks with Manchester City over the possible signing of Raheem Sterling, claims Don Balon.

Sterling has seen marked improvement in his game since coming under the wing of Pep Guardiola. 

And that upturn in form has not escaped the attention of Perez, who sees him as a possible successor to Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid turn to Roma’s Alisson

Alisson Roma

Real Madrid have turned to Roma goalkeeper Alisson as a possible new No.1 at the Bernabeu, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.  

With Keylor Navas’s place between the posts coming under scrutiny, a number of shot-stoppers have been linked with a Madrid move. 

Among those is the Brazil star, who has gained many fans with his fine performances in Serie A.

Madrid would’ve paid €250m Messi release clause

Lionel Messi Barcelona

Real Madrid were willing to activate Lionel Messi’s release clause back in 2013, reports El Mundo.  

The Barcelona talisman has been linked with Manchester City in the past, but apparently the Catalan club’s fierce rivals were willing to pay the fee that would’ve allowed them to enter contract talks with the Argentine.

Emery plays down Neymar to Madrid rumours

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted the Ligue 1 giants would not be shaken by rumours that Neymar is set to join Real Madrid.

“The players are smart and the club have gained experience. I also have experience and I know that people from outside can disrupt us… some people who may have some interest in doing so,” he said.

“For example, if you read today the first sport newspaper in Spain, the cover is that Neymar is going to Real Madrid. These things don’t shake us.

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Man Utd to make De Gea highest-paid player

David de Gea Manchester United

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 goalkeeper. 

United 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. 

Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?

Karim Benzema Real Madrid

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 Germany

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 Chelsea

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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