Real Madrid transfer news: Barcelona have the upper hand in race to sign Real Madrid target for €250 million and more - January 11, 2019
Hello and welcome to the Real Madrid latest transfer news and rumours of the day! Here are the top stories surrounding the Galacticos tonight:
#3 Mourinho denies Benfica link
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he has no intention of coaching in Portugal as of yet. His words came after reports claimed that the former Real Madrid manager, who is also being linked to a move back to the Galacticos, has been approached by Portuguese giants Benfica.
However, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager completely ruled out a move to Portugal and also added that he wasn’t approached by the Portuguese outfit – although he said it out of respect.
"I do not like feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal," he was quoted as saying. "The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached."
#2 Gareth Bale wants Ramsey at Madrid
Aaron Ramsey is on his way out of the Emirates after the Gunners refused to offer him an extension on his current deal. The Welshman is now reportedly close to joining Juventus in the summer on a Bosman transfer and it seems as though his compatriot Gareth Bale might not have wanted it.
According to BBC, the Welsh forward has tried to convince the Arsenal midfielder to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid are apparently one of the clubs eying him.
#1 Mbappe to Barca?
According to Don Balon, Philippe Coutinho could leave the Catalans and join his friend Neymar at PSG. As a result, if this deal is to happen, then Barcelona are keen to get Mbappe in return.
The Blaugrana will reportedly offer Coutinho and €150 million to sign the Frenchman. The Brazilian is valued at €100 million.