What are the latest La Liga transfer rumours? Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid

What are the latest La Liga transfer rumours? Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid

La Liga is the top flight-of Spanish football. Every year between January 1 and January 31, clubs all around Europe are allowed to buy and sell players to improve their squads. Here are the latest transfer rumours coming from La Liga.

Transfer rumours surrounding Real Madrid players have been plenty
Real Madrid players celebrate with the 2021-22 La Liga trophy after their final league game of the season against Espanyol. Photo by Ruben Albarran
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The three most prominent teams in La Liga are Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The last time a team aside from those three won the La Liga trophy was in 2004, when Valencia won it. Due to their success, these teams tend to attract the best players in the transfer market.

Real Madrid transfer rumours

Here are the top 5 transfer rumours from Real Madrid as of January 2023:

1. Madrid rejected an offer to re-sign Ronaldo before Saudi Arabia move

Sources from Real Madrid's management have confirmed that the player's entourage had floated a blockbuster return for the Portugal star. The 37-year-old recently signed for Saudi side Al Nassr amid reports that he wanted to stay in Europe. Agent Jorge Mendes is also said to have floated him to Chelsea and Bayern Munich with little success.

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Cristiano Ronaldo applauds the fans as he is unveiled as an Al Nassr player.He had been rumored to be on the verge of a La Liga transfer.
Cristiano Ronaldo applauds the fans as he is unveiled as an Al Nassr player. Photo by Khalid Alhaj/MB Media
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2. Marco Asensio is up for sale

Spain star Marco Asensio is said to be moving away from Real Madrid after stalling on renewing his contract. EPL bigwigs are said to be interested in the attacking midfielder who rarely starts games and is used mainly as a substitute.

One of the latest Real Madrid transfer rumors is that Asensio is on the radar of EPL giants Arsenal.
Asensio is on the radar of EPL giants Arsenal. Photo by Angel Martinez.
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3. Veteran Kroos unsure over a contract extension

German midfielder Toni Kroos may end up breaking his decade-long association with Real Madrid as he is yet to sign a contract extension. The former Bayern man has been linked with a move back to the Bundesliga.

Toni Kroos in action during a La Liga game. One of the biggest transfer and trade rumors revolves around his future
Toni Kroos in action during a La Liga game. Photo by Francisco Macia/Quality Sport Images.
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4. Benfica Leftback Grimaldo linked with Madrid move

Hotshot Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo is on Real Madrid'sMadrid's radar as he has less than six months left on his contract. A potential free transfer in the summer would be on the cards, but a January move would be available relatively cheaply as Benfica would want to cash in on their prized asset.

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Grimaldo's lack of a contract extension is a subject of many La Liga Trade rumors
Alejandro Grimaldo is known for his technical passing and free-kicks. Photo by Zed Jameson/MB Media.
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5. Ancelotti wants Harry Kane to lead his attack

With star striker Karim Benzema linked with a summer exit, Real Madrid has their eyes firmly set on Tottenham captain Harry Kane. The 29-year-old Kane was previously linked with a move to Manchester City, and he is unlikely to stay at Spurs should they fail to achieve Champions League qualification.

Harry Kane is rumored to be in trade talks with Real Madrid
Harry Kane in FA cup action for Spurs. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Atletico Madrid transfer rumours

Here are the top 5 transfer rumours from Atletico Madrid:

1. Depay completes blockbuster Atletico move

Dutch forward Memphis Depay has completed a shock move from Barcelona to rivals Atletico Madrid. Depay is used sparingly by coach Xavi, and his exit will ease Barcelona's wage issues as the Catalans struggle with debt.

Depay is the subject of transfer rumours as he has had a largely peripheral role this season at Barcelona.
Depay has had a largely peripheral role this season at Barcelona. Photo by Mateo Villalba.
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2. Felix renewed his contract before his Chelsea move

The Portuguese international renewed his contract at Atletico Madrid before his January loan move to Chelsea. Felix agreed to an extra year on his deal with Atletico that will see him associated with the club until 2027.

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Joao Felix in Atleti colours. He completed his loan move to Chelsea after many trade rumours
Joao Felix in Atleti colours. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates.
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3. Head coach Diego Simeone may leave for Italy

La Liga specialist Paco Garcia has recently speculated that Diego Simeone may leave Atletico Madrid this season after a decade at the helm. The Argentinian manager has been linked with a move to Italian bigwigs Inter Milan.

Simeone is the Key name in all Atletico Madrid transfer rumours
Simeone has been at the helm at Atletico Madrid since 2011. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates.
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4. World Cup star Amrabat chooses Atletico

Moroccan international Sofyan Amrabat is rumoured to have chosen Atletico Madrid despite offers from England and other teams in Spain. The defensive midfielder is currently contracted to Serie A side Fiorentina.

Amrabat impressed many with his performances at the 2022 World Cup.He is on the radar of many Spanish clubs and is a hot topic in La Liga rumours and trade talks
Amrabat impressed many with his performances at the 2022 World Cup. Photo by Visionhaus.
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5. Atletico Madrid and Barcelona fight over Pedro Porro

A fierce bidding war has emerged between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona for the services of Spanish right-back Pedro Porro. The defender is currently putting up impressive performances at Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

Porro is the subject of an intense bidding war and could end up being the latest La Liga transfer.
Porro is the subject of an intense bidding war. Photo by Gualter Fatia.
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Barcelona transfer rumours

Here are the top 5 transfer rumours from Barcelona:

1. Aubameyang can only play for Chelsea this season

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A rule that dictates that a player can only be registered twice in one season means that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang cannot go back to Barcelona on loan from Chelsea. The Gabonese striker has struggled to find form in London and is frustrated at his lack of playtime.

According to Barca trade rumours,Aubameyang is said to be desperate to go back to Barcelona
Aubameyang is said to be desperate to go back to Barcelona Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC.
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2.Barca give trial to Ronaldinho’s son

Ronaldinho brought great success to Barcelona during his time there between 2004-2008. Barcelona has now decided to gamble on his son Joao Mendes by giving him a trial. The 17-year-old striker is set to try out with Barca's academy sides.

Ronaldinho is widely considered one of Barcelona's greatest-ever players. His son May end up being their latest La Liga signing.
Ronaldinho is widely considered one of Barcelona's greatest-ever players. Photo by JAIME REINA/AFP.
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3. Sergi Roberto due for contract talks amid outside interest

Veteran defender Sergi Roberto has confirmed that contract talks between him and the club are underway. The Spaniard has less than a year left on his contract, and several European clubs are interested.

Sergi Roberto has played his whole career at Barcelona. He is due for a contract extension this summer.
Sergi Roberto has played his whole career at Barcelona. Photo by Eric Alonso.
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4. Barca lose out on Danilo's transfer

The Brazilian midfielder Danilo has been in demand after some quality performances for Palmeiras. Barcelona was said to be interested in the youngster, with stiff competition from Real Betis and Arsenal. However, they all lost to EPL newcomers Nottingham Forest who tied him down to a 5-year contract.

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Danilo's consistent performances have left Barcelona impressed.A La Liga transfer could be on the cards.
Danilo's consistent performances have left Barcelona impressed. Photo by Ricardo Moreira.
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5. Raphinha offered a way out of Camp Nou

Brazilian winger Raphinha has mainly been on the bench for Barcelona this season. This has caused speculation that the club would cash in on him should a suitable offer present itself. Arsenal and AC Milan have always been keen admirers since he was at Leeds, and both could make a late move for him.

Raphinha has not been getting much playtime due to Ousmane Dembele's good form. He is a prime transfer target
Raphinha has not been getting much playtime due to Ousmane Dembele's good form. Photo by Aitor Alcalde
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Transfer rumours from the rest of La Liga

Here are the top 5 transfer rumours from the rest of La Liga:

1. Alex Moreno leaves Betis to pursue an EPL career

Alex Moreno is set to start life as an Aston Villa player in the UK after Betis finally agreed to let him go. The left-back was with Betis for 18 months and was a crucial part of their Copa Del Rey-winning team.

Alex Moreno has been consistent in the 18 months he has been at Real Betis.He is the latest La Liga player to leave Spain for England.
Alex Moreno has been consistent in the 18 months he has been at Real Betis. Photo by Fran Santiago.
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2. Pressure on Sevilla to sell Morocco world cup hero

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Youssouf En Nesyri had a great World Cup for Morocco. His club side Sevilla has been bombarded by offers for his services, especially from EPL club West Ham.

En-Nesyri scored two goals as Morocco got to the World Cup semi-finals.That increased his value in La Liga transfer rumours.
En-Nesyri scored two goals as Morocco got to the World Cup semi-finals. Photo by Harry Langer.
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3. Mallorca star Lee Kang - In in high demand

South Korean international Lee Kang – In has been in sparkling form for Mallorca this season. Several teams have shown interest in his services, including EPL moneybags Newcastle United. Dutch side Feyenoord is also said to be a massive admirer of the winger.

Kang-In Lee has been crucial for Mallorca in their fight to survive.He will be a key target for transfer rumours.
Kang-In Lee has been crucial for Mallorca in their fight to survive. Photo by Cristian Trujillo.
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4. Isco linked with a move to Real Betis

Former Real Madrid forward Isco has been linked with a sensational move to Real Betis just weeks after terminating his contract with bitter rivals Sevilla. The 30-year-old is said to be keen on the move.

Isco was largely disappointing in his time at Sevilla. He did not seek a contract extension at the club.
Isco was largely disappointing in his time at Sevilla. Photo by Fran Santiago.
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5. Danjuma is in high demand by top European clubs

Villareal forward Arnaut Danjuma is being pursued by several top European clubs. The Dutchman has seen interest from Everton and Aston Villa.

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Danjuma in action for Villareal. He is a key La Liga transfer target
Danjuma in action for Villareal. Photo by Franco Romano/NurPhoto
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The latest La Liga transfer rumours and trades about Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid show how they try to reinforce their teams with the players that can lead them to ultimate victory and success.

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