Musiala Emerges as Real Madrid’s Backup Option
Real Madrid is reportedly eyeing Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala as a potential alternative to Kylian Mbappe. The Sun reports that Real Madrid is ensuring they have a second attacking target in case they fail to secure Mbappe’s signature. Carlo Ancelotti holds Musiala in high regard, and the 20-year-old is currently tied to Bayern Munich until 2026. However, he has yet to sign a new contract and is demanding a significant pay raise. Manchester City has also shown interest in the playmaker, who will assess his options at the end of the season. Bayern Munich is expected to demand a hefty fee for the talented youngster, who will turn 21 next summer.
Real Madrid Delays January Transfers for Mbappe
According to the Mirror, Real Madrid will not make any signings in the January transfer window as they are keeping a spot open for their planned acquisition of Kylian Mbappe next summer. The Spanish giants had intended to sign Mbappe last summer but were unable to finalize the deal. Despite their lack of depth in attack, Real Madrid is willing to wait until the summer to bolster their squad, indicating their commitment to securing Mbappe’s services.
Manchester United Fights to Retain Omari Forson
Manchester United is facing a battle to retain the highly rated youngster Omari Forson. The 19-year-old made an appearance as an unnamed substitute in United’s UEFA Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this season and is highly regarded at Old Trafford. However, Forson’s contract expires at the end of the season, and United risks losing him as a free agent. Overseas clubs have shown interest, potentially reducing any compensation or transfer fee. Premier League clubs are also closely monitoring the situation, making it crucial for Manchester United to secure Forson’s future.
North London Rivals Eye Real Sociedad Stars
Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in acquiring players from Real Sociedad. Martin Zubimendi is linked with Arsenal, while Brais Mendez is a target for Tottenham. Mendez has a release clause of approximately £52 million, and Tottenham could make an offer for the 26-year-old in the winter transfer window, according to Spanish outlet Sport. Zubimendi, on the other hand, also has a similar release clause and remains of interest to Arsenal, who were keen on signing him last January. Real Sociedad will have no power to prevent both players from leaving if their release clauses are triggered, potentially earning the La Liga side up to £104 million for the duo.