Real Madrid transfer round-up: Ronaldo's replacement identified and more - 11th September 2017
Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus; claims Raiola
Juventus star striker Paulo Dybala's super agent Mino Raiola has hinted that his client would be better suited playing for a club like Real Madrid in the near future.
Hinting at Dybala's possible exit next summer, Raiola commented:
"I think Dybala will eventually leave Juve. He has to go to a team where he gets into a project that is already suitable for him"
"For him it is difficult now to enter a reformed Barcelona, but he would do well at Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea."
Raiola has risked upsetting Dybala's current club Juventus but the agent is well known for such antics when he wants to secure a lucrative move for his clients.
Real Madrid spent very little this summer which could prove decisive if they want to sign Dybala next summer who would easily cost the club beyond £100million.
Florentino Perez to beat Manchester United to sign Antoine Griezmann
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has decided to sign Antoine Griezmann next summer as the marquee signing, according to latest reports from Don Balon.
Don Balon understands as much as Perez is keen to complete a Galactico signing for his club he also wants to hurt Manchester United's transfer plans who have been chasing Griezmann for over 18 months.
Griezmann was very close to joining the Red Devils before Atletico Madrid's transfer ban prevented the move from going through.
United are still hopeful of signing the French forward next summer, however, with Real Madrid lurking around we may see a transfer tussle between the two club for Griezmann's signature.
Cristiano Ronaldo to discuss his future with Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo was left furious after Real Madrid's 1-1 draw vs Levante over the weekend which has already given a 4-point lead to Barcelona in this season's La Liga title chase.
Diario Gol claims that Ronaldo held a meeting manager Zinedine Zidane after the match and wanted clarity of lack of transfers this summer and his position at the club.
Ronaldo wants to play further forward with Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio in support.
Karim Benzema's lengthy spell away from the pitch could see that happen bur Ronaldo is concerned Real's squad strength which looks depleted with Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez allowed leave without viable replacements.
As ever the Spanish media has put Manchester United on alert as Ronaldo could once again ask to leave the club, as Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is chasing after Antoine Griezmann to replace the Portuguese superstar.