?Real Madrid are not expected to make any signings in the January transfer window after being left unimpressed by several of their targets.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are always linked with blockbuster signing after blockbuster signing, and their recent struggles in front of goal – they have scored once in their last three games – have prompted more rumours that Real could be active in January.
There are a number of players who are thought to be in ?Real’s sights, but ?Sport claim that none are likely to be brought to the Santiago Bernabéu in January, although there are a few players who could change that stance.
Long-term target ?Paul Pogba remains high on Zidane’s wish list, although Real feel that signing him would be nearly impossible in January. However, should that situation change, Zidane would be ready to pursue a move.
?Kylian Mbappé is also held in a similar regard, but he is another target who is seen as a highly unlikely proposition for the time being.
Instead, players who they had planned to pursue in January were ?Tottenham Hotspur midfielder ?Christian Eriksen and Ajax’s Donny van de Beek. Both have been heavily scouted, but neither have really impressed club officials recently.
As a result, neither player is even close to sealing a January move to the Bernabéu as Zidane does not believe either would actually improve his squad.
The boss is happy with what he has seen from his team this year and he believes that they still have what it takes to compete for silverware.
Los Blancos sit second in ?La Liga, just two points behind ?Barcelona. They have lost just once all season – the lowest in the league – but their tally of seven draws has seen them fall behind their rivals.
In the ?Champions League, Real have made it through to the round of 16 where they will meet ?Manchester City, and Zidane appears to have confidence that his side will be able to fire themselves back to glory.
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