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Real Madrid find substitute for De Gea, Gareth Bale to move to Tottenham and other transfer news and updates of the day- 22nd October 2017

Shambhu Ajith
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FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest updates on the transfer front in world football which has the potential to change the complexion of a few clubs. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on October 22, 2017: 

La Liga

Real Madrid lineup substitute for De Gea

It'd be a shame if Real Madrid weren't already resigned to the fact that they can't have David De Gea by now. With the reliability quotient of Keylor Nawaz dwindling to a trickle, Real Madrid are looking at world-class goalkeepers to guard the gates and according to Don Balon, Zinedine Zidane wants to bring AC Milan goalkeeper and teenage sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Bernabeu.

Donnarumma extended his contract at Milan as recently as this summer but the Rossoneri will find it difficult to ask him to oblige if they don't make the top 4 and gain a Champions League spot this term.

Barcelona to include Deulofeu in swap deal for Coutinho

Barcelona v Espanyol - La Liga
Deulofeu opened the scoring for Barcelona in their weekend match against Malaga

La Blaugrana want to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool by hook, line or sinker and are now willing to send Deulofeu the other way to get the Scousers to agree to a deal, according to Don Balon.

Barcelona's midfield problems remain unaddressed and they need to ramp up their efforts to sign a world-class midfielder who can take over from the ageing Iniesta and Busquets lest they'll fall behind the pack in the quest for European glory.

Griezmann and Saul Niguez to leave Atletico next summer

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg
Griezmann is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United

If Diego Simeone's men can't wade their way out of the title drought, two of their superstars could jump ship in search of glory.

Players like Griezmann, Godin and Carrasco are reported to have stayed put at Madrid due to the transfer ban that barred them from signing anyone till this January.

Atleti are yet to win a match in the Champions League this season and could very well crash out after the group stage.


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