Rejection of a £81m bid for a player might be enough to break the resolve of any club. But for Real Madrid, it’s just the beginning of a showdown. Trust them to dig further deep and come up with more surprises. Read on…
Real’s Record Bid
Tottenham Hotspur are ready to restart contract talks with Gareth Bale this week but are facing the prospect of another bid from Real Madrid as the race to secure the future of the Wales international intensifies.
Real manager Carlo Ancelotti is poised to make another blockbuster offer which could include players such as Fabio Coentrao and Angel di Maria as part of the deal.
Bayern eye Luiz
Bayern Munich are planning to step up their interest in David Luiz and are prepared to pay more than 40 million euros (£34.5million) for the Brazil international.
Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has long been an admirer of Luiz. However, Chelsea maintain the 26-year-old Brazilian.
As Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev said the Ligue 1 club have been offered the chance to sign Manchester United winger Nani.
Vasilyev told a French newspaper that Nani “has been offered to us” after weeks of speculation linking the Portuguese with the French club.
Spurs Target Edin
Tottenham Hotspur could launch a bid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko should their pursuit of Valencia’s Roberto Soldado fail to finalise.
Tottenham’s latest bid for the Spaniard is believed to be £3.5m short of his release clause, and the La Liga club are unwilling to budge over .