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Real Madrid and Barcelona Transfer Talk (Monday)
- Updated: 11 June, 2012
Having conceded that his chances of signing Javi Martinez are minimal, Jose Mourinho has turned his attention to Everton’s Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini, although the expected asking price of 30m euros is again more than the club would be willing to pay. (Marca)
The club are also considering a move for Inter’s Brazilian right back Maicon, as the Italians look to get rid of their higher earners and receive a fee for a defender who has just one year left on his contract. (Marca)
Striker Karim Benzema has become the latest player to dismiss all talk of a possible move away from the Bernabeu for fellow forward Gonzalo Higuain this summer. Mourinho has responded to recent criticism from Xavi by suggesting in an interview with a Portuguese newspaper that the Barcelona midfielder ‘should concentrate on playing football’. (Marca)
Real Madrid’s reserve team have been crowned champions of Spain’s Segunda B divisions after a crushing 6-0 aggregate victory against Cup heroes Mirandés. (various)
German newspaper ‘Bild’ is suggesting that Miroslav Klose may well be a transfer target this summer, satisfying an apparent demand for a ‘high quality, low cost’ forward at the Catalan club. (Mundo Deportivo)
David Villa believes that he has lot left to achieve at Barça, as he continues his long recovery from a broken leg sustained last December in the World Club Championship. (Mundo Deportivo)
Club president Sandro Rosell will be in Milan on Tuesday – and the invitation came from news mogul Rupert Murdoch, there is likely to be some discussion with the powers that be at AC over the possible transfer of Thiago Silva. (Sport)
Leo Messi has revealed that after his stunning hat trick for Argentina at the weekend, Brazlian striker and long time ‘azulgrana’ transfer target Neymar asked to swap shirts with him. (various)
The latest club to be linked with ex coach Pep Guardiola is Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Portuguese newspaper ‘A Bola’, who cite a meeting between the Russians and Guardiola whilst he was on holiday in Croatia as proof of their intentions. (Sport)Follow @icentrocampista