Real made a shocking bid to buy Reece James. The Spanish team needs to find a long-term replacement for veteran Dani Carvajal and they are willing to spend money to get the services of the Three Lions star. However, according to Estadio Deportivo, Los Blancos are not expected to spend more than 40 million euros on this deal. This is not a really reasonable number given that James is playing an important role at Chelsea, even though this player is often injured.
Alphonso Davies can come to Real for a surprisingly cheap price. The contract between him and the Gray Tigers will expire in 2025 and renewal negotiations are still stalled. According to Bild, Real Madrid’s pursuit of Davies is no longer a secret. They are ready to approach him next summer, when Davies enters the final year of his contract. Davies’ price at that time was said to be only about £35 million.
Felix is decisive with Barca. According to sources from Sport, Joao Felix is ready to refuse all offers to continue wearing the red and blue striped shirt. However, Barcelona will have to spend a fee of 75-80 million euros to close the deal. The above number is too high for the La Liga champions in the context of their being in a financial crisis. Therefore, they will consider more feasible options to convince Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal is disillusioned with shopping. The Athletic confirmed that Arsenal “does not have much budget to carry out important transfer activities in January”. Additionally, Arsenal were also concerned about breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules – which is why they chose to sign David Raya on loan rather than permanently in the summer. Therefore, it is difficult to see the Gunners spending heavily on the mid-season transfer window.
Man United plans to shock Luka Modric. On the El Chiringuito program, Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda said that Man United is seriously considering the possibility of recruiting Luka Modric in the upcoming winter transfer period. At this time, Modric is no longer an untouchable name in the Real Madrid squad. The Croatian midfielder has only 388 minutes on the field. The Red Devils’ only problem is that they are ranked bottom in the Champions League and could very well be at risk of leaving the European Cup at Christmas. Therefore, Man Utd needs to achieve good results to attract Modric.
Sheikh Jassim case – Man Utd ends. There is no way Sheikh Jassim made a last-minute flip. Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed: “100% Sheikh Jassim and the consortium from Qatar are no longer in the race, they are very disappointed with the process because it took a lot of time.” After Sheikh Jassim decides to withdraw, the Glazer family will accept the offer from Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Instead of buying back full ownership of Man Utd as proposed by Sheikh Jassim, Sir Jim only bought 25% of the shares and this offer seemed more attractive to the Glazer family.
Tieu Lam | 17:23 October 21, 2023