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Friday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid plot €60m move for Nigeria star

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Real Madrid plot €60m move for Nigeria star

Wilfred Ndidi has reportedly emerged as a January transfer target for Real Madrid.

Casemiro’s form has allegedly frustrated Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti. Therefore, the Italian seeks a new defensive midfielder. A potential €60 million move for Ndidi is an option. The Leicester City and Nigeria star has been on Real Madrid’s radar for the last three years. [Leicestershire Live, via Fichajes]

Manchester City name their price for Sterling

The Citizens value Raheem Sterling at around £45 million and would consider a sale ahead of the January transfer window.

After falling out of favor under Pep Guardiola, Sterling is open to a move to Spain. Barcelona are interested and Manchester City are prepared to listen to offers that may come their way. [Metro]

Barcelona rule out Alves reunion

The Blaugrana have opted against re-signing Dani Alves on a free transfer.

The 38-year-old full-back is a free agent after leaving Sao Paulo and had expressed an interest in a return to Camp Nou.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Arsenal & Tottenham to compete for Kulusevski

The north London rivals are both interested in Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski.

Arsenal are keen on a deal for Kulusevski as Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic is uncertain about a move to the Emirates. [Sky Italia – in Italian]

Tottenham, meanwhile, hope their director of football Fabio Paratici, who brought Kulusevski to Juventus, can convince the 21-year-old to join Antonio Conte’s squad. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Xavi’s transfer budget at Barcelona revealed

The debt-ridden Catalan giants will only be able to offer new manager Xavi Hernandez a transfer budget of less than €10 million (£8.6m).

Barcelona’s decision to award Ansu Fati and Pedri with new lucrative deals is said to have eaten into Xavi’s budget. [ESPN]