Real Madrid transfer news LIVE: Zidane to announce £25m signing tomorrow, medical complete

Real Madrid transfer news LIVE updates from the Bernabeu

Sunday, January 19

  • Real Madrid are set to complete the signing of Brazilian star Reinier
  • The Spanish giants will pay £25million for the attacking midfielder
  • Real Madrid have won the race to sign Ajax star Donny van de Beek
  • Sadio Mane could have his head turned if Real Madrid come knocking

Donny van de Beek transfer

Real Madrid have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Ajax star Donny van de Beek.

The Red Devils were pursuing the Holland international, who has scored eight goals and provided eight assists in 26 appearances – including a Champions League strike against Chelsea.

But the Daily Star claim Zinedine Zidane’s side are set to win the battle.

It’s believed the Spanish side will pay £47million for Van de Beek, 22, who is expected to arrive at the end of the current campaign.

Sadio Mane claim

Liverpool icon Jason McAteer has warned that Reds frontman Sadio Mane could have his head turned during the summer if Real Madrid come knocking.

The Anfield hero believes Mane would be more difficult to replace than Mohamed Salah would be.

“I can absolutely understand why Real Madrid would consider making a move for Sadio Mane in the summer – and I could understand if Mane was tempted,” he wrote in the Racing Post.

“Real Madrid aren’t quite the force of old, but they are still a glamour club and would turn heads. He’d be harder to replace than Mo Salah in my eyes.”

Wanted: Luis Campos

Manchester United are hoping to secure a deal to appoint Luis Campos as the club’s new director of football.

The Red Devils have long been linked with appointing a head of football having interviewed a number of people for the post.

And The Sun now report United have settled on Campos, who is currently Lille’s director of football.

Campos has a strong pedigree in the game having been a manager across Europe from 1992 to 2005 – unearthing gems including Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho and Thomas Lemar.