Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up
Harry Kane sets Real Madrid demands
Harry Kane has conditions that must be met if Real Madrid are to have any hope of signing him, Diario Gol reports.
The Spanish outlet claims Kane would prefer to work under Mauricio Pochettino rather than Zinedine Zidane, with the latter looking likely to be replaced in the summer.
Signing Pochettino would go a long way to getting Kane on board, but it is said that the England striker has no desire to work alongside Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo and would ask that the Spanish capital club sell those players on before his arrival.
Messi urges Barca to sign Asensio
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his club’s board to consider a move for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon .
The 22-year-old is considered one of Spain’s biggest hopes for the future, but his lack of game time at the Bernabeu has Messi convinced that Barca can swoop in and steal him away from their great rivals.
Messi has another motive too: revenge. The Argentine is reportedly upset with Madrid’s pursuit of PSG star Neymar, who just left Barca last summer and is still close with Messi.
Barca face Ruiz competition
Inter Milan are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, claims Calciomercato.com.
Reports had suggested Barca have already agreed a deal to sign Ruiz, who has a €15 million release clause in his contract.
But with Betis hoping to raise that figure to €30m, Inter are aiming to step in and pip Barcelona as well as Serie A rivals Napoli and Roma to the capture of the 21-year-old.
Barca close in on Arthur
Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo, according to Marca .
The Blaugrana have already brought in Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina during the January transfer window, but Ernesto Valverde is keen to bring in Arthur before the end of the month.
Ronaldo considers Chelsea move
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up a move to Chelsea this summer, according to The Sun .
Ronaldo is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu after this season, with the Premier League his preferred destination.
Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United, however, has ruled out a return to Old Trafford.
Chelsea, though, are keen to take advantage and bring the Portugal captain to Stamford Bridge.
Man City plot £150m Hazard move
Manchester City are ready to launch an astonishing £150 million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to the Sunday Mirror .
Hazard is currently in a contract deadlock with the Blues, and if that still stands in the summer City will look to rival Real Madrid for the Belgian’s signature.
Though City refused to pay big money for Alexis Sanchez before he joined Manchester United, they believe Hazard represents greater value, and Pep Guardiola is willing to sanction a move.
Pochettino, when asked about the possibility of a move earlier this week, refused to rule out the idea, and Real may test Spurs’ resolve in the coming months.
Real, Barca & City tracking Skriniar
Skriniar, 22, joined Inter from Sampdoria last summer and has excelled in his debut season at San Siro, leading to reported interest from three of Europe’s powerhouses.
Real Madrid line up Pochettino approach
Real Madrid are lining up an approach for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace Zinedine Zidane, reports the Daily Mirror .
The Argentine masterminded Spurs’ 3-1 victory over Real earlier this season, as well as a gutsy 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu, and Real have been impressed by the club’s performances in Europe.
Neymar happy at PSG
Neymar claims he’s happy at Paris Saint-Germain amid mounting speculation that the Brazilian could be headed for Real Madrid this summer.
“I’m happy with my team-mates and I’m happy at PSG,” he told reporters. “I have good games and numbers, and came here to make history and do my best.”
Ronaldo reveals future plans
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid amid talk of transfer interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Real’s struggles in 2017-18 have highlighted the need for a freshening up of the ranks, with it suggested that Ronaldo could be a victim of that process.
But Ronaldo has pledged his future to the Blancos – read the full quotes right here on Goal!
Messi: Barca balanced without Neymar
Is it possible that the loss of Neymar actually helped Barcelona improve? Lionel Messi seems to think so.
Barca lost Neymar in the off-season after French giants Paris Saint-Germain sensationally activated his €222million release clause in August.
But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said Barca – unbeaten and 11 points clear atop the table – are better without the Brazil star.
Neymar to Real ‘possible’ – Robinho
Neymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid is “a possibility”, according to fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.
Amid mounting speculation suggesting that a man who was involved in a €222 million deal last summer could be about to make another big-money switch, Goal recently revealed that PSG have vowed to open the exit door if Champions League glory is secured in 2018 .
Robinho is the latest to have his say on the potential transfer – read the full story right here on Goal!
Real Madrid plot £500m summer raid
Real Madrid are planning an astonishing £500 million summer raid on the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail .
The Spanish club have their eyes on two main attacking targets, each of whom would draw a world-record £200m fee: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
In addition, the Blancos would also shell out £100m for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.