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€80 million Real Madrid superstar could be set for forced exit, Barcelona to sell superstar for bargain €100 fee, and more: Transfer roundup, 16th January 2019

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34.22K   //    16 Jan 2019, 22:54 IST

Real Madrid will have to prepare themselves ahead of a potential crisis
Real Madrid will have to prepare themselves ahead of a potential crisis

Welcome to Sportskeeda's daily transfer roundup.

We're well within the winter transfer window and the sheer volume of transfer speculation has been overwhelming, to say the least. Today, yet again, a whole new set of transfer news and rumours have emerged, involving some giant clubs and superstar players.

Today's top stories feature heavyweight clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Chelsea, among others. They also feature some significant players from across the world who have been linked with potential moves away from their current clubs.

On that note, here is a look at the top transfer news, rumours and updates for the day:


Real Madrid lead race for Christian Eriksen

Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a summer swoop for uncertain Christian Eriksen
Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a summer swoop for uncertain Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen's current contract expires in the summer of 2020. However, reports from The Daily Mail claim that Eriksen isn't keen on signing an extension as he is believed to be exploring his options.

As per the report, as well as one from Spanish publication AS, Eriksen's agent spoke about the matter recently, but remained coy about the 26-year-old's future, as he said:

I would prefer not to comment on issues of contracts and transfers, Christian would like to focus on his football, it was his concentration, along with his football qualities, what has taken him to this very high level, we will see what the future brings.

Further, a source close to the star reportedly said that an extension agreement with Spurs is looking "very, very difficult".

The reports suggest that Real Madrid - who have been linked with Eriksen recently - are leading the race with an 11/4 chance of signing the Danish star. Barcelona reportedly stand the second-best chance at 10/1. In joint-third place sit Manchester United - the Premier League side with the best chance - and Paris Saint-Germain, with odds of 16/1.

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