Transfer rumours: Lucas Moura to move to the Premier League, David De Gea to push for move, and more - 11th January 2018
A look at today's key transfer news, rumours and updates from across the globe
Hello and welcome to the transfer rumour merry-go-round. Yes, I am here too now. I am everywhere! Your usual host is away today and I have taken up his place to bring to you the best rumours for the day.
Today is a relatively quieter-than-usual day, but there are some new rumours worth being entertained by. So without further do, here they are:
#5 La Liga
Real Madrid want Premier League duo
Both of these come from outlets that aren’t really among the top echelons of reliable reporting. Anyhow, reports claim that Real Madrid will have to match Kepa's release clause if they want to sign him from Athletic Bilbao. The custodian has been linked with a move away from the club, Madrid could instead reopen talks to sign David de Gea from Spain if reports in Spain are to be believed.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid want to make a statement to Barcelona over their signing of Philippe Coutinho and are looking at signing Mohamed Salah. However, they will pursue him only in the summer.
Barcelona and the rest
On the other side of things, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the transfer fees of Yerry Mina to Barcelona is £11.5 million as the move has been made official by the Catalans. And then, there is Cedric Bakambu’s record transfer to China.
According to reports, Bakambu’s transfer to Beijing Guoan is all but done as he is going to cost the club £65 million—the most spent for an African player.