Barcelona to sell 3 first-team players, Real Madrid plot stunning 'Marco Asensio + €50M' bid and more LaLiga news: 25 January 2019
Exactly a week to go for the January transfer window to shut close and it looks like things are just starting to heat up. Barcelona have signed 2 huge players while Real Madrid have got Brahim Diaz.
They are not done yet while other sides, especially Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, are looking to sign players who can help them achieve their goals this season. Without further ado, here are the top transfer news and rumours of the day:
Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid 'not a reality'
It looks like there are some issues with Alvaro Morata's potential move to Atletico Madrid. With Gonzalo Higuain joining Chelsea, it looked like it was only a matter of time before Morata was back in Spain but Diego Simeone has hinted that it is not yet a done deal.
“It has not happened yet so it is not a reality. I will only talk about players who are at this club and if Morata does join us, then I will tell you what I think,” Simeone told reporters on Friday.
Reports suggest that Álvaro Morata will be joining Atletico Madrid on a loan deal With the Spanish side having an option to sign him at the end of the season. Some reports suggest that it is an option worth €49 million, while other reports suggest that it is an initial 18-month loan deal before they can sign him on a permanent basis.
West Ham eye move for Maxi Gomez
Big news coming in from Bleacher Report today claiming that West Ham United are set to make a stunning move for Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez. The Hammers are keen on signing a striker as Marko Arnautović and Javier Hernandez are reportedly looking to leave the club this month.
Maxi Gomez has €50 million release clause at Celta Vigo and Dean Jones reports that the Hammers are ready to activate it before the January transfer window shuts.