Real Madrid transfer news round up 2nd June

It was reported that Hamit Altintop had signed for Turkish club Galatasaray, but the player has since denied this. The Turkish international midfielder told Marca “I have not signed anything. It is not true that I signed with another club. I have not said anything about it.”

After hardly featuring for Real Madrid this season and with international team mate Nuri Sahin now fit, it was thought that Altintop was going to seek regular football elsewhere. Maybe he is in talks but nothing has been agreed. We shall see.

Another midfielder has returned to the Bernabeu, after Roma declined to sign Fernando Gago after his season long loan. The fee of 7 million euros was deemed too much for the defensive midfielder.

One midfielder who seems sure to be on his way is the combative Lass Diarra. Paris Saint-Germain know that he wants to return to France, and the super rich club can offer him regular football and a place in the Champion’s league.

Jose Mourinho wants to bolster the right side of Madrid’s defence and has got Chelsea’s Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic at the top of his list. Chelsea will not let the player go easily, though, so Jose has also got his eye on Porto’s Brazilian player Danilo Luiz Da Silva. At only 20-years old he is a player of the future, but Ivanovic is the finished article.

Finally, reports that Mourinho was keen on bringing Didier Drogba to Madrid on a free transfer, but the striker has been offered a fortune by Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and it looks like the Ivorian will not be re-uniting with his old boss.

Real Madrid transfer news-30th May

It seems that Jose Mourinho will not be challenging Chelsea for the signature of young Brazilian star Lucas Moura. The real Madrid coach was at the friendly match between Brazil and Denmark and was rumoured to be thinking of offering Sao Paulo an increase on the £32 million that Chelsea bid last week.

Apparently the special one has decided that 19-year old Moura is not quite ready for the cut and thrust of Spain’s La Liga and the Champion’s league. He thinks the young midfielder would be better off staying with his club in Brazil for amother year. If Chelsea do not get their man, then Real Madrid could be signing him next year.

Turkish international Hamit Altintop has called a halt to his time at Madrid and signed for Galatasaray. Frustrated with his lack of opportunities. The 29-year old versatile midfielder is worried about his international career if he continues to sit on the bench for his club.

Nuri Sahin, international team mate of Altintop has vowed to stay at Madrid and believes that if he can avoid the injuries that plagued this season, he can become a valuable part of Mourinho’s team.

Finally, press rumours are suggesting that Didier Drogba could be linking up with his former manager at the Bernabeu. Drogba is available on a free transfer from Chelsea and has been offered fortunes by Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. Mourinho is going to try and persuade the 34-year old to stay in Europe and fight for top honours with Madrid.

Brazilian star could be the first signing for Real Madrid this summer

It is not that often that Jose Mourinho takes the time to go and see a player that he is interested in. He relies, mainly, on his scouts to do their job. It could be very significant, therefore, that he was in Hamburg to watch Brazil take on Denmark.

Lucas Moura is 19-years old and is second only to Neymar in Brazil. Unlike Neymar, he is ready to seek his fortune in the European game. His club, Sao Paulo, have not ruled out selling him, despite turning down an offer of £32 million from Chelsea this week, allegedly. The Real Madrid manager was in the stands to see Moura put on an assured and dynamic peformance for his country.

It might not matter what Chelsea offer Sao Paulo if Mourinho decides that he wants Moura at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid have just beaten Barcelona, who many claim to be the best team in the world, to the Spanish title. They finished nine points clear, scoring a record 121 goals and acheiving a record 100 points. They were very unlucky not to reach the final of the Champion’s league.

If you were a promising young footballer with a choice of Europe’s top clubs, where would you go? Hola!

Chelsea’s Ivanovic turns down move to Real Madrid

The Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovich has been brilliant for the Blues this season, and has been made aware of the interest from Jose Mourinho to take him to the Bernabeau, but he says that for now he is very happy in London and is still enjoying the euphoria of winning the Champions League with his Chelsea team-mates.

“I know what has been written about my future and that Madrid are following me, but now is not the time to talk about this,” Ivanovic told Marca.

“I am focused on the national team now and I am very happy at Chelsea.

“I won the Champions League just one week ago and to think about changing clubs now is complicated. I am very happy in London.”

Well perhaps he doesn’t exactly turn it down, and maybe he will be more willing to talk after the Euros……?

Jose Mourinho admits he wants England return

Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, has been linked to England’s Chelsea again, despite signing a new contract with Spain’s new champions.

The former Chelsea manager has signed a new deal with Real Madrid until 2016. However, he has been linked to a return to England and has continued to flirt with the possibility to go back.

At a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, Mourinho said that England would be better for his family, and it was just about enough for rumors to start saying he will go back to Chelsea.

The Portuguese coach said: “I have signed until 2016, but in a club like Madrid if you lose two consecutive games they can cancel your contract.”

“I hope to do as well as possible in these years as I am better than ever with 10 years of experience. In 2016 my daughter will be starting university and I would like to choose in which city she studies.

“London was distinct for me. I had a normal life there. In England the people are not interested in your personal life, but that is different in Spain and Italy. I need to protect my family.”

Sometimes it is not easy to be a public person, as the mass-media always watches you and your family. After winning the Primera Division with Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho can only wish to also win the Champions League with the Spanish club, but there are times in life when family is more important than personal desires, and if his family can do better in England, than it would be best he went back to Chelsea, there is plenty of work to do there.