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Real Madrid to stun Chelsea, PSG and Bayern in mega spending spree to replace Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale will all be sold. And Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has eyes on Eden Hazard, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski. That is according to Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim the triple swoop in very much on Perez’s summer agenda. Real look set to ditch Bale and Benzema at the end of the season after campaigns fraught with injuries and poor form. Benzema, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, will be offloaded to the highest bidder, while Bale appears set to join either Manchester…

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Manchester United tell Real Madrid to include Marco Asensio in any David De Gea deal

Real Madrid came within minutes of signing De Gea from Manchester United in 2015, but a faulty fax machine saw the deal fall through. Los Blancos’ interest in the 27-year-old appeared to have cooled recently, with Thibaut Courtois and Kepa Arrizabalaga wanted at the Bernabeu instead. However, Spanish website Don Balon say Real are still determined to sign De Gea from United despite the two clubs’ strained relationship. Yet Manchester United are supposedly only willing to entertain an offer for the shotstopper if Real include Asensio in any negotiations. The…

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Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd: Jose Mourinho promises Ed Woodward one thing about transfer

Manchester United are interested in signing Sanchez despite the player long being tipped to end up across town at Manchester City. The 29-year-old’s contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season, with Arsenal ready to cash in this month to avoid losing him for free. Express Sport understands the Red Devils have launched a £25million bid for Sanchez, and are also prepared to include Henrikh Mkhitaryan in any potential deal. And the Daily Mail say that, in order to ensure Manchester United beat City to the forward’s…

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool now have a huge problem to contend with – Graeme Souness

Liverpool sold Coutinho to Barcelona last weekend for a fee of £142million. The Reds have already spent £75m on Virgil van Dijk, and Jurgen Klopp is desperate to fill the void left behind by Coutinho. A move to bring forward Naby Keita’s deal remains in the balance. And Souness thinks Liverpool will find it tough to find players who represent value for money, using Tottenham as a prime example. “The only problem with the Coutinho fee is that whoever Liverpool approach now will see the pound or euro signs flashing…

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Manchester United ‘ready to rival’ Real Madrid in stunning €500m Neymar transfer battle

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in the summer for a world record £200m. But he is not happy in France and is already looking for a way out with Real Madrid prepared to break the bank to sign him. It was thought they would have a clear run at him with the fee set to break the record again. But French publication Le10 Sport claim Manchester United could also get involved in what would be a €500m (£444m) battle. Le10 claim there is another club in the running for the…

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard tells Real Madrid he may join Manchester United

Chelsea star Hazard is wanted at Real Madrid as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale, with both players facing uncertain futures in La Liga. However, Manchester United have also emerged as shock suitors with Jose Mourinho supposedly interested in reuniting with Hazard. A report a couple of months ago said the Red Devils were ready to pay Chelsea £100million to sign their star performer, despite Hazard and Mourinho clashing during the latter’s final few months at Chelsea. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Hazard has told Real…

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Lionel Messi to Real Madrid: Club issue statement over SHOCK Barcelona transfer claims

German outlet Spiegel and Spanish newspaper El Mundo quote the EIC network as claiming Real considered a €250m deal for Messi in 2013. That would have triggered his release clause. Inigo Juarez, then a lawyer to the Messi family, supposedly informed the player’s father Jorge of Madrid’s interest. It is claimed Real would have been willing to pay Messi €23m a year until 2021, with €1m going to his father. But Real have hit back in a statement today. “This information doesn’t conform in any way to reality, it is totally…

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola finds alternative to Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Express Sport understands Manchester City are confident of signing Sanchez from Arsenal for £35million this month. Guardiola has earmarked the Chile international as the ideal replacement for Gabriel Jesus, who has been ruled out of action through injury. However, having missed out on signing Sanchez from Arsenal in the summer despite a fee being agreed, Guardiola is ready to pounce for an alternative if history repeats itself. And Spanish outlet Don Balon say the Manchester City boss is a huge admirer of Valencia’s Guedes. The 21-year-old is currently spending the…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Salah to Real Madrid; Man Utd, Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal

Transfer news LIVE updates: Follow the latest news and gossip Wednesday January 10 Ozil boost 10.20: Manchester United have a greater chance of signing Arsenal star Mesut Ozil following Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona. That’s the verdict of ESPN journalist David Amoyal. Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for fresh talent this month with an attacking midfielder on his wishlist. With Mesut Ozil out of contract at Arsenal this summer, United are keen to sign the German in a cut-price deal this month. Barcelona have also been linked with a…

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Transfer news LIVE updates: Man Utd, Chelsea, Barcelona latest, Liverpool Naby Keita hurry

Transfer news LIVE updates: Follow the latest news and gossip Monday 8 January Man Utd ‘next Bale’ chase 06:00: Jose Mourinho is stepping up his pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon as Manchester United look to secure his signature ahead of seven other European clubs, according to reports.  Mourinho has told United chiefs to target a natural left-sided defender who can slot into his back four. Alex Sandro and Danny Rose have been touted as possible targets. But Calciomercatoweb claim United could be priced out of a move for either player with…

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