JANUARY TRANSFER NEWS & RUMOURS: MADRID OFFER CASH & TWO PLAYERS FOR DE GEA

AipsAfrica 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 make huge offer for De Gea


Real Madrid are redoubling their efforts to sign David de Gea with an offer of two players and a cash payment, claims  Don Balon .

The goalkeeper has long been a target at the Bernabeu, but Manchester United are reluctant to sell one of their key players.

But a bid that includes a juicy fee as well as Keylor Navas and Mateo Kovacic might just turn heads at Old Trafford.


De Bruyne: City fine without Alexis


Kevin De Bruyne Alexis Sanchez Manchester City Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez may have turned down Manchester City for neighbours Manchester United but Kevin De Bruyne and the runaway Premier League leaders are unfazed.

Sanchez had been tipped to join Pep Guardiola at City before the Chile international forward opted to leave Arsenal for United in a blockbuster deal.

Belgian midfielder De Bruyne – who signed a new contract through to 2023 – insisted City are fine without the former Barcelona star.

Hebei confirm Mascherano price


Javier Mascherano Barcelona

Hebei China Fortune have confirmed that they only paid €5.55 million for Javier Mascherano, refuting reports in Spain that the Barcelona veteran cost them €10 million.

Wenger: Alexis move brought ‘clarity’


Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal now have “clarity” and can regain focus after Alexis Sanchez’s switch to Manchester United.

Sanchez’s future had long been a hot topic, with the Chilean refusing to sign a new contract and attracting interest from both United and Manchester City .

Martinez reveals Real Madrid contact


River Racing Torneo Primera Division 18062017

Racing Club wonderkid Lautaro Martinez has revealed that he has received an offer from Real Madrid.

“I found out this morning about Real Madrid’s offer, I couldn’t believe it. There is still nothing concrete yet, though,” the striker, who was close to signing with Atletico this January explained.

Martinez, however, also underlined his commitment to representing Racing in this year’s Copa Libertadores, which could last until December depending on how far the club progress in the competition.

Zidane: My job is on the line against PSG


Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Leganes

Zinedine Zidane accepted his fate will be decided by February’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain after Real Madrid were dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes.

Leganes are the first team in Copa history to knock out Madrid at the Bernabeu after losing at home in the first leg and with the champions 19 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, their chances of adding any domestic silverware to their Supercopa de Espana title look to be over.

Ballou already in Barcelona


Ballou Jean Yves Tabla Montreal Impact

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla is already in Barcelona as the Spanish giants close in on his signature, according to Mundo Deportivo 

The 18-year-old Ivorian-Canadian is expected to sign with Barca B this winter, with the club’s second unit fighting relegation in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Wenger happy with or without Aubameyang


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsene Wenger suggested he is happy if Arsenal do not manage to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the January transfer window closes.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Gabon international Aubameyang following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

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