Transfers: Real Madrid after Son, Ronaldo looking for suitors

The January transfer window is fast approaching and clubs seek to get set ready earlier
Real Madrid are now interested in bringing on board Son Heung-Min from Tottenham next summer
Manchester United is meanwhile on the lookout for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement who could leave soon

Real Madrid are toping the transfer news on Tuesday with their interest in striking a deal for Son Heung-min, who has struggled to showcase his best form with Tottenham this season.

According to France outlet Le Parisien, PSG are working to extend Lionel Messi’s contract in the hope of keeping him away from Barcelona, who are hopeful he will walk away from his current deal and return to Camp Nou on a free transfer next summer when his contract expires.

‘Industry insiders’ has reported that the battle for England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham will be fought between Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid next summer, with the teenager likely to cost around €150m according to what Borussia Dortmund have being saying.

The Sun has reported this week that Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is open to a return to Italy in January and could be of interest to Napoli, who were interested in the summer and are understood to remain keen on signing the Portugal forward.

Erik ten Hag is looking to replace Ronaldo with one of Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick, Lille’s Jonathan David – who is also a target for Chelsea or Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.

Cristiano Ronaldo has however since apologised to Ten Hag and is back in training for Manchester United ahead of their UEFA Europa League clash with Sheriff at Old Trafford this Thursday.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in training with the first team on Tuesday, October 25 2022. | PHOTO: Manchester United |

Apart from the listed strikers, Manchester United are also interested in Roma striker and former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham, who is being scouted by Tottenham as well and the Red Devils are keen to sign him next summer.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter is not interested in signing Ronaldo and, as a result, co-owner Todd Boehly will prioritise a move for AC Milan’s Rafael Leao instead.

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has attracted interest from several top European clubs and Chelsea seems to be leading the race to sign the Portuguese and are keen for a January transfer or next summer. | PHOTO: Courtesy |

Palmeiras striker Endrick has been contacted by PSG, who are readying a bid of €30m for the teenager in the hope of beating Real Madrid and Barcelona to his signature.

Arsenal are ‘willing to do anything’ to finalise a deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. They are preparing an offer of £43m plus Albert Sambi Lokonga to try and recruit the Serbian international.

Barcelona’s next transfer priority is to sign a replacement for the ageing Sergio Busquets and Ajax’s Edson Alvarez has emerged as a top target. Scouts have followed Alvarez, who was the subject of a £50m bid from Chelsea in the summer, all season.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is preparing for the January transfer window and will ask the North London club to sell both Bryan Gil and Japhet Tanganga, while right-back Djed Spence is expected to depart on loan as well.

In La Liga, Real Madrid are ready to offer a new three-year contract to forward Marco Asensio, who has attracted interest from Premier League sides Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

Scouts from Leeds United have been closely following Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who is also on the radar of Arsenal and Tottenham.

Bayern Munich were keen on signing Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix last summer but have dropped their interest completely following the arrival of Sadio Mane, Felix has however other interests including Serie A giants Juventus and Premier League sides Tottenham and Liverpool.

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