Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9 January 2016
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- Real Madrid are set to battle rivals Barcelona and Manchester City to try and sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba according to the Sun. The former Manchester United player was said to favour a switch to the Camp Nou but he is a huge fan of newly appointed Real manager Zinedine Zidane and that could prove to be the difference. A blockbuster £100m deal is reportedly on the cards for the Frenchman.
- According to L’Equipe, Celta Vigo have agreed personal terms with Lyon striker Claudio Beauvue and are now left with just agreeing a fee for the striker with the French club. The 27-year-old has not hit the ground running after joining Lyon in the summer and has only scored four goals in his 18 appearances this season.
- Newly appointed manager Zinedine Zidane has promoted Mariano Diaz Mejia from Real Madrid Castilla to the first team for the 2016/17 season. The 22-year-old Dominican Republic international has been impressing for Real Madrid’s B-team this term and has scored 12 goals so far.