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Man Utd to make a bid for Griezmann
Atletico Madrid remain concerned Manchester United will make a bid to sign Antoine Griezmann, reports Squawka. They claim Atletico are considering a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as they plan for life after Griezmann. Lemar, who has impressed for the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League, would cost upwards of £30m.
Isco confident of contract agreement
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is confident of contract agreement. The 24-year-old midfielder was back in action for victory at Sporting CP this week. "I've got this season and the next to run on my contract," he said. My myself and the club are keen. I hope we can sort something out."
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Chelsea want to sign Real star
Isco is reportedly a January transfer target for Antonio Conte's Premier League leaders, reports the Daily Star. The Spanish play-maker has struggled for game time under Zinedine Zidane and despite his contract running until June 2018, he would be keen to kick-start his career.
Bale ruled out until 2017
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss next week's El Clasico against Barcelona after being ruled out up to three months with an ankle injury. Bale sustained the injury during Madrid's 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Scans have shown that Bale has damaged the peroneal tendon in his right ankle and will be out for two to three months. Bale signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal at the club at the end of October, and Real are unable to sign players in the next transfer window...
Paulo Futre: “Cristiano Ronaldo has “enemies” in Portugal”
Atletico Madrid legend Paulo Futre admits Cristiano Ronaldo has "enemies" in Portugal. “Cristiano is Portuguese, he has done everything, is a European champion," ex-Atletico Madrid player told El Larguero. "But he has many enemies there — for the way he is. He is very direct, and creates many enemies in his own country. "There was a time when many people used to chant 'Messi, Messi, Messi' outside the Portugal team hotel, which was shameful."
Atletico president dismisses claims of the club being in crisis
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has dismissed claims of the club being in crisis. "Atletico in crisis? We are in a fantastic situation," the president said. "This isn't the end of an era or anything like that. Neither the players, coaches, supporters, club... none of them are in crisis. "We always go out to win and will continue to do so- sometimes results are better than at other times," he added.
Cristiano Ronaldo spotted with new girlfriend in Paris [Photo]
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is not single anymore. Covered by sunglasses, a hooded jacket, and a wig, Cristiano Ronaldo tried not to grab paparazzi's attention in Paris, when he was enjoying his time with Georgina Rodriguez, his new girlfriend. The pair was spotted at Disneyland Paris, where they seemed happy, while several kisses proved their relationship.
Mourinho hopes Messi will stay at Barcelona
Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho hopes Lionel Messi "never leaves" Barcelona. "Messi is every season the same story, every season he is going to leave and he never leaves," he said. "Honestly, I hope he never leaves because I think he belongs to Barcelona, I think Barcelona belongs to him. I think the natural tendency and the beautiful thing would be for him to start and to finish his career at Barcelona. "For Man Utd, not for sure, and I think he will stay in Barcelona. That’s just a personal opinion."
Barcelona eye Roma fullback
Barcelona scouted one-time Man City target Bruno Peres at the weekend, according to Sport. The La Liga champions are looking for a new right back and Peres is on their shortlist. The Brazilian, who was recently linked with City, had various offers last summer and eventually opted for Roma. Barca’s sporting director Robert Fernandez watched him in action during the Romans' 2-1 weekend defeat at Atalanta, while he was scouted by Bayern Munich as well. Fernandez also monitored Atalanta’s Franck Kessie in the same match. The 19-year-old has various Premier League clubs on his trail.