Real Madrid Transfers: 5 Big Names Linked to Team in the Gossip Columns

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer INovember 23, 2012

Real Madrid Transfers: 5 Big Names Linked to Team in the Gossip Columns

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    The January Transfer Window is not far away and there are personalities linked to Real Madrid. The purpose of this slideshow is to discuss personalities randomly selected for this slideshow.

    The players selected are being linked to a transfer to Santiago Bernabeu. The discussion will be based on the news about these players and the possibilities of a transfer.

    An invitation is sent to B/R readers to sit back, relax and enjoy the slideshow.

5. David De Gea

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    The Daily Mail reported that David De Gea wants to return to Spain from Manchester United. The paper used the word "homesick" to describe De Gea's attitude at Old Trafford.

    De Gea was interviewed by The Sun (h/t to The Daily Mail) about his future with Manchester United. De Gea dismissed talk about a move to Real Madrid by saying he wants to remain in England.

    There is no possibility of a transfer for De Gea to Spain this January.

4. Radamel Falcao

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    Colombia Reports and Radio Caracol in a h/t to VOXXI links Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao with Real Madrid. According to the report, Real Madrid is willing to pay Atletico Madrid and its owner the Doyen Group.

    The payment would consist of two payments which would total $72 million to Atletico Madrid and Doyen. VOXXI reports that Falcao's father stated his son always dreamed of playing for Los Merengues.

    The report looks good in theory but it will not happen for these reasons.

    1. According to a report by The Daily Mail, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to spend $79.4m to sign Falcao.

    2. Atletico Madrid is in debt and is supposedly non-compliant with the Financial Fair Play rules approved by UEFA.

    a. According to The Telegraph, the club owes the Spanish government $2.14m in taxes and Social Security.

    b. El Pais in a h/t to The Telegraph reports that Atletico Madrid pays a 4.5 percent interest on their $182m debt to Spain. The total is almost $24m annually to the Spanish Government.

    3. The Daily Mail reported on a possible exchange between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. The exchange would involve Falcao in Chelsea and Torres in Atletico Madrid. The exchange would need to comply with the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules.

    4. Falcao denies wanting to leave Atletico Madrid. The denial was reported and appreciated in an article published at ESPN FC.

3. Gareth Bale

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    According to The Guardian, Real Madrid wants to pay Tottenham Hotspur $79.4m for Gareth Bale. In exchange, Real Madrid is willing to release Fabio Coentrao to the Spurs.

    The rumors of Bale moving to Real Madrid are the hottest items this autumn. Neil Moxley of The Daily Mail reported Luka Modric invited Bale to join him at the Bernabeu.

    Moxley wrote that Modric presented Bale with a Real Madrid shirt along with the invitation. An invitation and a shirt is not enough to convince a player to sign.

    There is a 50 percent possibility that Bale may move to Real Madrid for a change of scenery. On the other hand, it remains to be seen whether Spurs and Real Madrid will agree to an exchange of players.

    The invitation and gift from Modric would not impact any decision made by Bale.

2. Javier Hernandez

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    Javier Hernandez was considered a candidate for a move to Real Madrid. An article written by Paul Doyle for The Guardian dedicated a segment to this rumor.

    The recent victories of Manchester United over Chelsea,  Aston Villa (in the Premier League) and Braga (in the UEFA Champions League) helped Hernandez. UEFA considers Hernandez one of the top goal scorers in Manchester United.

    Hernandez recently won a poll in the Manchester United website. This does not sound like he will be moving to Spain anytime soon.

1. Alen Halilovic

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    Alen Halillovic is the center of attention for Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United. The latest news about Halilovic was published in The Daily Mail

    Halilovic is a midfielder for Dinamo Zagreb who is training with Real Madrid. Dinamo Zagreb wants to sell him for $19 million.

    The two Manchesters (United and City) want to sign him for $9 million, which Dinamo Zagreb may or may not want. Real Madrid and Zagreb may work out a deal for the next Luka Modric according to The Daily Mail.

    I have the feeling Real Madrid will have Halilovic along with Modric in its ranks this January. In closing, here is a You Tube video of Alan Halilovic courtesy of NK Dinamo Zagreb.

    The You Tube video shows Halilovic in action with Croatian Pop Rock Music in the background. The video explains why La Liga and the Premier League wants him in their team.

    My thanks to all of the B/R Readers for the time spent in viewing this slideshow. I want to wish you the best during this after Thanksgiving season until next time.