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Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba’s father addresses Real Madrid links as defender nears Bayern Munich exit

David Alaba's father has addressed reports linking the exit-bound Bayern Munich defender with Real Madrid.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his star man Harry Kane is surrounded by the ideal pieces.

Jonathan Woodgate: Harry Kane must join Real Madrid to reach Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s...

Harry Kane “has to go” if Real Madrid come calling says Jonathan Woodgate, with the Tottenham striker told he needs to join the serial winners in order to reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Eden Hazard will make his comeback from injury as Real Madrid face Elche on Wednesday, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.

Zinedine Zidane: Eden Hazard to return from injury for Real Madrid against Elche

Hazard only managed 22 appearances last season and, while there have been flashes of brilliance, the 29-year-old has failed to replicate the form which earned him his €100 million (£88m/$112m) move from Chelsea in 2019.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Jean-Pierre Papin: Karim Benzema is the best striker of his generation

The Frenchman has found the net 261 times in 531 appearances for the Blancos, winning 18 trophies including three La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Santos: Lionel Messi needs 448 more goals to break Pele’s record

Lionel Messi has not broken Pele’s goalscoring record for a single club and will have to score 448 more Barcelona goals to do so, according to a Santos club statement.
Mohamed Salah does not look “unhappy” at Liverpool, says Reds coach Gary O’Neil, with there seemingly little cause for concern when it comes to the Egyptian’s immediate future.

Liverpool coach: Mo Salah doesn’t look unhappy

Mohamed Salah does not look “unhappy” at Liverpool, says Reds coach Gary O’Neil, with there seemingly little cause for concern when it comes to the Egyptian’s immediate future.
The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

Iker Casillas: Criticism of Zinedina Zidane at Real Madrid is unfair

The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.
Speaking in the aftermath of his well-received publicity stunt of placing a huge banner featuring his likeness 200 meters from the Santiago Bernabeu, Joan Laporta continued to detail his project should he be successful in becoming Barcelona president.

Joan Laporta: We will use all our arts to keep Leo Messi

Speaking in the aftermath of his well-received publicity stunt of placing a huge banner featuring his likeness 200 meters from the Santiago Bernabeu, Joan Laporta continued to detail his project should he be successful in becoming Barcelona president.
Football will not return to the Santiago Bernabéu for some time yet. Real Madrid has ruled out playing the second leg of the Champions League match against Atalanta, scheduled for March 16, in the stadium.

Bernabéu ruled out for the next round of Champions League

Football will not return to the Santiago Bernabéu for some time yet. Real Madrid has ruled out playing the second leg of the Champions League match against Atalanta, scheduled for March 16, in the stadium.
Theo Hernandez has admitted he can't imagine going back to Real Madrid, and that he is hoping to stay at Milan forever.

Theo Hernandez: I can’t imagine going back to Real Madrid

Theo Hernandez has admitted he "can't imagine going back" to Real Madrid, and that he is hoping to stay at Milan "forever".
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says it is “important” that football can return in Spain and that if it does, it will demonstrate that society can eventually return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic.

Casemiro: Real Madrid don’t play finals, they win them

Casemiro says Real Madrid head into a crunch Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach in confident mood, with the Blancos adopting the mindset of “you don’t play finals, you win them”.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that his “spirit and ambition were as high as ever” as he strives to “break records and conquer the world” next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo not leaving Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with reigning Italian champions Juventus despite recent reports of a Real Madrid return.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Cristiano Ronaldo flirting with Real Madrid but return unlikely

Fellow Portuguese speaker Marcelo was the only player he was said to have stayed in touch with and he didn’t attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony that saw Luka Modric become the first player other than Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the award since Kaka in 2007.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists that star defender Raphael Varane is non-transferable amid links with Manchester United.

Zinedine Zidane: Raphael Varane not for sale at any price

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists that star defender Raphael Varane is non-transferable amid links with Manchester United.
Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday.

Real Madrid forward tests positive for coronavirus

Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday.
Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham must accept Gareth Bale is a different player to the wing wizard that Real Madrid prised away from north London seven years ago.

Luis Milla: Gareth Bale joining Tottenham good deal for both clubs

Bale was the subject of much transfer speculation in the past few seasons, given the breakdown in his relationship with Zinedine Zidane. He moved to Tottenham – 13 years after leaving for Real Madrid – last summer on a season-long loan without a permanent option. Bale is already off the mark for Spurs, scoring in the victory over Brighton.
Erling Haaland has emerged as a potential candidate for Real Madrid with the Spanish giants having doubts over long-term target Kylian Mbappé.

Real Madrid best-placed to sign Erling Haaland in 2022

The feeling from the Santiago Bernabéu is that the Haaland is Robert Lewandowski’s successor as the world’s number one number nine, and the Norwegian has become a priority for the Spanish capital’s most-successful club.
Sergio Ramos scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid in their Champions League win over Inter. Pierre-Philippe Marcou-AFP via Getty Images

Sergio Ramos yearning for more after netting centenary goal

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is looking forward to boosting his impressive goal tally after netting a milestone 100th for the club in all competitions to help them secure a vital 3-2 Champions League win over Inter Milan on Tuesday.

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