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Real consider Mascarell return
Real Madrid are considering re-signing Omar Mascarell in order to sell him on again next summer, reports AS. The European champions sold the former Derby County loanee to Eintracht Frankfurt in a €1m deal last summer and the midfielder has impressed in the Bundesliga this season. Real Madrid included a buyback clause worth around €4m in the transfer and they are contemplating activating it next summer in order to sell him on again for a higher fee. Mascarell has already been linked with some of Germany’s biggest teams and Real Madrid want to take advantage of that.
Zidane wants to see James sold next month
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane wants to see James Rodriguez sold next month. The 25-year-old midfielder has declared he is ready to leave Real in January. Real president Florentino Perez wants James to stay to the end of this season - at the least. Nonetheless, Zidane has told Perez there's no place in his team for the Colombian international. It's understood, the 44-year-old specialist doesn't want James and he could leave the Champions League current champions squad during winter transfer window.
Ronaldo: Syrian children are the true heroes
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo shared a video in his official Twitter account, dedicating it to the children in war-shattered Syria. "This is for the children of Syria," Ronaldo started his video-message. "We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player, but you are the true heroes. Don't lose your hope. The world is with you. We care about you. I am with you," the four times Ballon D’Or winner. A message of hope to the children affected by the conflict in Syria. @SavetheChildren pic.twitter.com/Zsdvu2nuXd — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 23, 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo is also known to fund the shelters for children in Aleppo, as his official fund is sending material help to the war-zone.
Copa del Rey round of 16 clashes revealed
Copa del Rey (Spanish Super Cup) has revealed the clashes for the round of 16. All grand including Barcelona and Real Madrid came to know their rivals for the stage. The holistic list of clashes looks as follows: Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid vs Sevilla Las Palmas vs Atletico Madrid Alcorcon vs Cordoba Real Sociedad vs Villarreal Deportivo la Coruna vs Deportivo Alaves Valencia vs Celta Osasuna vs Eibar The first-leg clashes of the stage will take place on January 4th, the second-leg, accordingly, in a week (January 11th).
Ibrahimovic: I would hand my Ballon D’Or over to Messi if I was given one
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic confessed about his opinion on the best player of the world, ESPN Argentina official Twitter account reports. “If they had given me the Ballon d’Or, I would personally hand it over to [Lionel] Messi the next day,” he told to the source. Ibrahimovic: "Si a mí me hubiesen dado este año o cualquier otro el Balón de Oro, al día siguiente se lo llevo personalmente a Messi". pic.twitter.com/K9xXpDTqiG — ESPN Argentina (@ESPNArgentina) December 21, 2016 Let’s recall that Ibrahimovic and Messi have played together in Barcelona in season 2009-10, where their relationship were recorded to be dissatisfactory for the team atmosphere. Moreover, Zlatan confirmed earlier his bad attitude towards Messi writing about it in his autobiography.
Juventus ready €90M bid for Real Madrid midfielder
Juventus ready €90M bid for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. According to Tuttosport, Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta is desperate to fill the void in midfield left by the departure of Andrea Pirlo. And the Serie A side primary target is the 26-year-old midfielder. The Germany international recently extended his contract until 2022 and, it's understood, that he is very happy at the Bernabéu. His release clause stands at 300 million euros and his market value is around 60 million.\
Sevilla chase Real Madrid striker
Sevilla have joined the race for Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz. Real head coach Zinedine Zidane has made it clear to Mariano he needs to make a loan move next month to maintain his development. Sevilla, Among a raft of interested clubs, have come forward as their coach Jorge Sampaoli seeks a new striker signing. Deportivo La Coruna, Malaga and Eintracht Frankfurt, reportedly, are also monitoring the 23-year-old's situation.
Chelsea and Tottenham eye Barcelona youngster
Chelsea are among a number of Premier League clubs monitoring Barcelona youngster Marc Cucurella, according to Spanish publication Sport. Tottenham and Everton are also believed to be interested in the 18-year-old left-back, who has featured for Barcelona’s B team this season. Cucurella’s contract with the Catalan giants runs out next summer.
Barcelona president answer over Vidal, Alcacer interest
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has played down the prospect of losing two fringe players next month. The La Liga current champions defender Aleix Vidal and attacker Paco Alcacer have both been linked with Olympique Marseille. Nonetheless, Bartomeu told RMC: "The interest of OM for Aleix Vidal and Paco Alcacer? "We want to keep these two players in our team. We need everyone for the season."
Copa del Rey. Barcelona trash Hercules 7 goals to 0, Other results [Highlights]
6 matches have been played in Copa del Rey in Spain. Barcelona easily overcame Hercules after having drawn in the first leg match, while Sevilla didn't even notice Formentera. An interesting fact: All 6 games saw home teams winning their matches and qualifying for the final of 16. Barcelona 7-0 Hercules (8-1 AGG) Sevilla 9-1 Formentera (14-2 AGG) Eibar 3-1 Sporting Gijon (5-2 AGG) Valencia 2-1 Leganes (5-2 AGG) Osasuna 2-0 Granada (2-1 AGG) Deportivo la Coruna 3-1 Betis (3-2 AGG)