Real Madrid transfer news: Aubameyang snubs Real Madrid, Salah's £100m move, and more - 25th December 2017
Aubameyang wants Atletico transfer
Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims he is no longer interested in a move to Real Madrid and is instead focused on signing for Atletico Madrid, Real's fiercest rivals.
The report has been confirmed after Aubameyang gave an exclusive interview to Ouest France where the Gabon international revealed his desires to quit Dortmund and how Atletico would be a suitable destination for him.
Aubameyang said: The market is open, also for me. Real Madrid? That’s no longer my wish, I don’t think about it much anymore.
“Atleti? Everyone knows that they’re looking for players around the world. I think [Antoine] Griezmann could leave and a lot can happen. Anything can happen.”
Salah rumours getting stronger
Real Madrid have been known in the past to poach players from Premier League and the latest to join that long list could be Liverpool's man in form Mohd. Salah, reports Daily Mail.
Salah has been in sensational form since joining from AS Roma as the Egyptian has netted 16 goals and has 3 assists in Premier League this season.
Salah's current form has caught Real Madrid Florentino Perez's eye and according to Daily Mail, Los Blancos scouts will keep a close eye on Salah's improvement and ambition at Anfield.
Daily Mail reckons if Salah continues to keep his form in the second half of the season, Real Madrid will make a £100million bid to test Liverpool's resolve.
The Reds are also battling with Phillip Coutinho's January exit after Barcelona have reportedly agreed a £150million deal with the Brazilian superstar.
Ancelotti tipped to replace Zidane
Reports in Spain claim that if Real Madrid are to sack Zinedine Zidane this season then Carlo Ancelotti is the current favourite to be named as the club's new manager.
According to Don Balon, Ancelotti is still a very popular name in the Real Madrid dressing room and there are certain players who are still loyal to the Italian manager.
Ancelotti led Real Madrid to their La Decima (10th Champions League title) but was ruthlessly sacked next year for not continuing the run of results or trophies and was replaced by Rafa Benitez.
However, Benitez's stint was cut short as well and then entered Zidane who changed club's playing style and philosophy and went on to win La Liga and further 2 Champions League titles.
Despite his success and stability at the club Zidane's place as the Real Madrid manager has come under serious threat following the 3-0 El Clasico defeat against Barcelona.
President Florentino Perez is not pleased with the recent results and form of his top players (Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Modric) and is contemplating the idea of replacing Zidane as the manager.