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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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