January transfer news & rumours: Madrid to offer Ronaldo for Neymar

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window

Madrid to offer Ronaldo for Neymar

Real Madrid could use Cristiano Ronaldo as part of a deal to land PSG star Neymar, reports the El Larguero radio show on Cadena SER.

Florentino Perez wants to bring the Brazilian into his side and is willing to part with his superstar forward, though Los Blancos will wait until after the World Cup to make their move. 

Liverpool enter chase for Alexis

Liverpool are ready to battle Manchester United and City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez, reports the Mirror.

The Chilean’s future has become increasingly unclear in January, with United muscling in on a player who seemed destined for the Etihad Stadium. 

And now the Reds are prepared to spend a portion of the massive fee earned on Philippe Coutinho’s sale to clinch the Arsenal forward.

Messi wants Odriozola at Barca


Lionel Messi wants Alvaro Odriozola at Barcelona, reports Don Balon

According to the report, Messi wants the 22-year-old from Real Sociedad to play on the right side, with the Liga giants currently lacking natural right wingers. 

But Barca will have competition from Real Madrid for his services, with Florentino Perez having already shown an interest in his signature. 

Hazard has Man Utd offer

Eden Hazard Chelsea

Eden Hazard has told Real Madrid that he has an offer from Manchester United, according to Don Balon.

The Chelsea playmaker has been heavily linked with the Blancos and is looking to force them into making an approach by making them aware of other interest.

Mou drops Alexis hint

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible swoop for Alexis Sanchez, saying that Manchester United had no plans on signing players this winter but that sometimes chances pop up that can’t be ignored. 

“If there is a fantastic opportunity on the table, you fight for that fantastic opportunity. If it happens, it happens.”

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Man United compete with Chelsea for Alex Sandro

Alex Sandro Juventus

Manchester United plan to battle Chelsea for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to the Mirror.

Jose Mourinho believes Juve’s £53 million-rated star is the right man to shore up his defence, although United are unlikely to firm up their interest until the summer.

Allardyce awaiting Walcott updates

Theo Walcott Arsenal West Ham

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is awaiting further updates over the signing of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.

“I don’t know at the moment,” Allardyce said. “I will have to see tonight or tomorrow [Sunday] what the situation is.”

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Alexis to earn far more at Man United than City

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez will earn up to £60,000-a-week more if he opts for Manchester United over rivals City, claims the Sun.

Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of his former Barcelona charge, but is willing to go as high as a  £20 million fee and £290,000-a-week for his services. 

Not only will United gazump their neighbours by some £10m, but they are also prepared to offer as much as £350,000-a-week to land the Arsenal star in January.

No early Liverpool move for Keita?

Naby Keita

RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick has denied Liverpool have made an offer to sign Naby Keita in January.

“Neither the player has told us that he wants to change, nor is there an offer from Liverpool,” he said on Saturday.

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Blues plot Suarez approach

Denis Suarez Barcelona

Chelsea are considering a move for Barcelona forward Denis Suarez as they target replacements for Michy Batshuayi, says the Daily Star.

The Blues are set to see their attacking ranks depleted by a loan move for their Belgium international frontman.

A proposed switch to Sevilla will leave them short on options, but Antonio Conte is eager to land a Spain international who is struggling for minutes at Camp Nou.

Hodgson lines up first Palace signing

Roy Hodgson Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson is ready to make Getafe’s Vicente Guaita his first signing as Crystal Palace manager, reports the Daily Mail.

Hodgson landed at Selhurst Park after a dreadful start to the Premier League season, and after a shaky start has pulled the Eagles as high as 12th. 

The manager, however, wants a new goalkeeper, and has turned his attention to Guaita.

Liverpool still hopeful over Goretzka

Leon Goretzka

Liverpool are still hopeful of snatching Leon Goretzka out of Bayern Munich’s grasp, according to the Mirror.

The Schalke prospect is in high demand, as his contract is up at the end of the season. 

But while Bayern are hot favourites to sign the midfielder, Liverpool will not give up the pursuit and contact has been made with Goretzka’s agents.

Madrid to swap Bale for Salah

Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Real Madrid could use Gareth Bale as bait in order to land Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, claims Don Balon.

Salah’s sensational form this season has caught the eye of the Merengue, who have struggled to score goals. 

And they would be prepared to sacrifice their record signing to convince Liverpool into selling the Egypt star.

Saints miss out on Van Dijk replacement

2017-12-26 Manuel Akanji Basel

Southampton’s efforts to find Virgil van Dijk’s successor have suffered a setback as Basel’s Manuel Akanji opted for Borussia Dortmund, according to the Sun.

The centre-back had previously been linked with Liverpool prior to Van Dijk’s arrival, but is set to move to the Bundesliga for a fee of £20 million.

Kane could revitalise Madrid’s forward line

Harry Kane Tottenham Everton

Goal chief correspondent Peter Staunton believes Harry Kane is the man who could get Real Madrid firing again, although it may come too late to save Zinedine Zidane’s job.

Madrid’s woes in front of goal were laid bare on Saturday as they went down to Villarreal, while Kane helped himself to a double in Spurs’ 4-0 thrashing of Everton.

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Man Utd ready €500m Neymar bid

Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United are readying a record-breaking €500 million offer for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, according to Le 10 Sport.

Real Madrid were reported to be leading the chase for the Brazilian, but they can only go as high as €400m.

That has left the door open for Jose Mourinho to join the chase and agree to meet an eye-watering buyout clause.