Real Madrid Transfers: Every Player Linked With Los Blancos & How Much It’ll Cost to Sign Them All

Real Madrid are set for a squad overhaul in the summer, and since Zinedine Zidane returned to the club just over a fortnight ago, they have been linked with a minimum £40m move for every person who has ever even looked at a football.

To mark the occasion, then, we’ve thrown together a list of all of the players who have been linked over the last 15 days. Spoiler: there’s a lot of them.

Eder Militao


Club: Porto

Cost: £43m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far: £43m

Only right to start with the one player that ​have actually signed so far, since there actually is one.

Eder Militao has joined Real on a deal until 2025, for a fee of around £43m. 

Fair play lads, good deal for a promising player.

David De Gea

David De Gea

Club: Manchester United

Estimated Cost: £75m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £118m

Since returning to the Bernabeu, Zidane is reported to have been unimpressed with current stopper Thibaut Courtois, so it’s only natural ​links with De Gea – arguably the world’s best keeper at the moment – would materialise again.

Manchester United are keen to tie him down to a new contract as his current deal enters its final year, but if that doesn’t happen, then it seems feasible that ​Real could swoop. 

You get the impression there might just be too many moving parts for this one to come off, however; Courtois would first need to be offloaded, United would have to agree to a fee, and De Gea would need to fancy it himself.

Nicolas Tagliafico


Club: Ajax

Estimated Cost: £30m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £148m

Born from Marcelo’s heavily reported reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, strong rumours have emerged linking ​Real with a move for Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, after the Argentine played a part in knocking them out of the Champions League. 

He’s made 21 Eredivisie appearances, as well as being a regular in Europe, so if they do find themselves needing a left-back, then there are few better or more realistic options on the market. 

Milan Skriniar

Sebastien Haller,Milan Skriniar

Club: Inter

Estimated Cost: £85m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £233m

Since signing for Inter in 2017, Skriniar has burst onto the scene and established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the world. As ever, it seems that ​has caught Real’s attention. 

It’s unclear how much there is to speculation surrounding Raphael Varane’s future, but if he does depart, then Skriniar seems like a more than fitting heir – but they would almost certainly have to break the transfer record for a defender to land him.

Yes, he might cost even more than Virgil van Dijk did.

Kalidou Koulibaly


Club: Napoli

Estimated Cost: £90m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £323m

Linked strongly with Manchester United, Real Madrid are also reported to be ​in the hunt to sign Napoli’s excellent Kalidou Koulibaly, who is one of the best centre backs likely to be available to sign this summer.

Problem is, he’s going to cost MONEY. More than Skriniar, probably.

It’s been a bit quiet on this front of late, but it’s fun to accumulate all this, so we’ll chalk it up.

N’Golo Kante

Ngolo Kante,Bernard

Club: Chelsea

Estimated Cost: £80m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £403m

Regardless of Chelsea’s poor recent form under Maurizio Sarri, there are few better midfielders in the world than N’Golo Kante. 

A World Cup winner in the summer, his ability to tirelessly cover the entire pitch week after week has made him an indispensable asset to the Stamford Bridge side since his move from Leicester. 

He’s been one of the names ​most commonly linked with Real since the return of his countryman in the hot seat, but with the Blues facing a two-window transfer ban, the last thing they’ll want to do is let one of their key men go. That said, if Real do want him, they are not likely to be deterred. 

Kante has hinted he doesn’t fancy it mind, because he is a nice guy.

Miralem Pjanic

Miralem Pjanic

Club: Juventus

Estimated Cost: £70m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £473m

One of the more ambitious names on the list, Pjanic has been linked as a direct replacement for Toni Kroos, who many speculate could be heading to Manchester United or Bayern Munich as part of a squad facelift. 

The claim is that Zidane is ​very keen on the Bosnian, and sees him as a centre piece of the squad in the years to come. 

Whether or not it happens might just depend on how Juventus fare in this year’s Champions League, as they prepare for a quarter-final against Real’s conquerors Ajax.

Felipe Anderson

Felipe Anderson,Ryan Babel

Club: West Ham

Estimated Cost: £50m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £523m

Really? ​Yes, it was a rumour.

Since arriving at the Irons for a club record £34m in the summer, Anderson has recovered from a slow start to establish himself as one of Manuel Pellegrini’s key players over the course of the season.

His impressive form has earned his way onto many a ‘Real Madrid transfer shortlist’ in the press, with the view being he could serve as a budget alternative to Eden Hazard, should that one fall through.

Paul Pogba


Club: Manchester United

Cost: £250m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £773m

Pogba has had a season of chequered form, but since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in December, he has reclaimed his title of One of the Best Midfielders in the World, with his contributions reflecting the hefty transfer fee United paid to bring him back from Juventus in 2015.

Rumours linking him to Real have been weak at best, stemming from a throwaway comment about Real being a ‘​dream for anyone’, and if they did want to land him, then there’s no telling what sort of ridiculous fee United would ask for given they have absolutely no obligation to sell in the foreseeable future. We’ve just tried to guess, as that’s all everyone else seems to be doing..

Still, Florentino Perez can be a bit nuts when it comes to signings sometimes – who knows? 

Adrien Rabiot

Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

Club: PSG

Estimated Cost: Free

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £773m

Free? FREE?!

Unless we see something absolutely remarkable, Adrien Rabiot will leave PSG on a free this summer. He hasn’t featured since December due to an ongoing dispute surrounding his contract, which expires in the summer, and has been linked with a multitude of major clubs. 

One such reportedly interested party is…​you guessed it, Real Madrid. They’ll need to move quickly if they want him, but they are Real Madrid after all.

Weird that there’s no transfer fee involved…

Christian Eriksen


​Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Estimated Cost: £65m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £838m

Eriksen has frequently been linked with Real Madrid over the last year or so, and we were just looking like we’d seen the back of the tenacious rumour, when they went and re-appointed Zidane and brought it back to the surface.

Spurs haven’t messed about, though. Rumour has it they’re demanding a ​world record £200m for the Dane’s services, so it doesn’t look as if they’ll be too easy to negotiate with.

More realistically though, given the Dane has a year left on his contract, he is gettable – and Spurs would probably cave at the £65m mark.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic Savic,Joaquin Correa

Club: Lazio

Estimated Cost: £92m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £930m

Milinkovic-Savic has developed a reputation over the last two seasons as one of the most imposing, dynamic midfielders on the planet, and ​fleeting rumours have emerged linking him with the Zidane revolution among a host of other places.

He wouldn’t come cheap, but is expected to leave in the summer, and at just 24, could prove to be a long-term staple of their midfield.

They’re up to seven new midfielders now. Lovely.

Sadio Mane

Calum Chambers,Sadio Mane

Club: Liverpool

Estimated Cost: £100m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.03bn

Mane is reported to have been ‘monitored’ by Zinedine in recent weeks – and if that’s the case, then he will have been very impressed. On current form, with 20 goals in 38 games, he is one of the most effective attackers in the world. 

Now Real’s ‘​primary target’, it seems the Reds have a fight on their hands to keep hold of the Senegalese enigma. 

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

Club: Chelsea

Estimated Cost: £100m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.13bn

Here it is. The box office attraction. If we get nothing else from the summer transfer window, then please let us get confirmation of this one getting over the line so we can finally, mercifully, put it behind us.

Hazard has been linked with Real since before Zidane left in the first place last summer, and now with him returning, it only seems more likely to happen given that he’s entering the last year of his contract. ​Chelsea’s selling position is weakened, to say the least.

Similar to Kante, Chelsea won’t be keen to sell, but if he wants to go and the offer is there then their hands are likely to be tied. 

Kylian Mbappe


​Club: PSG

Estimated Cost: £240m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.37bn

Of all the many (many) rumours that have arisen surrounding Real in the last couple of weeks, it’s the signing of Mbappe, more than any other, that has fans excited. 

Reports of a move have gone into overdrive over the last couple of days, and while it would likely require a world record bid to convince PSG to part with the man they paid close to £100m for to sign from Monaco, he is already one of the best players in the world at just 20, having scored 31 goals in 35 appearances in Paris.

​Even Marca has ruled this one out mind – because 280m is probably too much.

Joao Felix


​Club: SL Benfica

Estimated Cost: £75m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.445bn

Since bursting onto the scene with Benfica at the start of the season, 19-year-old Felix has reportedly ​been chased by Real among a number of other major European sides, with his ten goals in 18 Primeira Liga appearances earning him a reputation as ‘the next Ronaldo’ among other bits of flattery.

Given the unrivalled budget and esteem they possess in the footballing circles, Real are better placed than any of their rivals to land Portugal’s latest wonderkid, should they choose to do so.

Raheem Sterling


​Club: Manchester City

Estimated Cost: £185m

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.63bn

City’s Raheem Sterling, who has blossomed into one of the world’s best under the management of Pep Guardiola, is another who has been tipped as Real’s ​’main’ transfer target at one point or another in Zidane’s second spell.

19 goals in 40 appearances so far attest to the idea that he would certainly be a good signing, but with the financial backing and ambition City have, prying him away will be no small task – even for galactic powerhouses such as Real. 

Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi

​Club: Inter

Estimated Cost: £70m 

Accumulated Transfer Cost So Far Because They Will Sign Everyone: £1.7bn

Rounding off our exhaustive, exhausting​ list of Real’s rumoured targets is Inter renegade Mauro Icardi, who is set to depart San Siro after a spectacular fall-out with his current suitors. 

Despite firing 15 goals in 28 appearances this season, he was stripped of the captaincy last month, and hasn’t appeared since the win over Parma on February 2nd. Real are thought to be ​leading the chase to bring him in and revive his career, so we’ll see how that one goes.

So, of course there’s absolutely no chance that Real Madrid will sign every single player on this list (we’ve probably missed a few too) for upwards of £1.7bn – we’ve simply accumulated the figures being bandied around for each player they’ve been linked with in an attempt to show how ridiculous it is.

Here’s their potential new team in snazzy lineup form.

They will do business, and they might even get some of the above. But see this as a warning – this is going to be a crazy summer.


Nemanja Matic ‘Hopes’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Stays at Man Utd After Overseeing Upturn in Form

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has admitted he ‘hopes’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his backroom staff remain at the club beyond this season after overseeing an upturn in the Red Devils’ fortunes.

Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 games in charge in all competitions since his appointment in December, which has seen the Red Devils move to within two points of the Premier League’s top four as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they’ve been drawn to play Barcelona.

Nemanja Matic,Jorginho

The former ​United striker has certainly lifted the mood around Old Trafford as well as improve performances on the field, with ​Matic hoping to see Solskjaer, and his backroom staff of Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, stay at the club beyond this season.

Speaking to ​ESPN, he said: “I think he is a great manager. But you have to say also that with Mike, Michael and Kieran, they work very well together. They work as a team. It is not only Ole.

“There are people behind him who help us. I will be happy if he stays, and I hope he will.”

The 30-year-old has been one of the beneficiaries of the Norwegian’s arrival at the back end of 2018, with his performances notably improving as part of a midfield three alongside Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera, compared to his displays under former boss Jose Mourinho during the early parts of the season.

Matic has put that down to the man-management skills of Solskjaer, who constantly goes through video footage to highlight areas for improvement, which could become a more regular occurrence after ​reports emerged he’s set to be offered the United job on a full-time basis ‘this week’. 

Nemanja Matic,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Serbian international added: “He asked me to play more forward and to play my game. 

Every game, he has showed my some videos of what I did well and what I can improve. I’m trying to do what he wants from me.”


Arsenal ‘Request Information’ About Inter Director Piero Ausilio After Missing Out on Monchi

​Arsenal have reportedly requested information about the future of Inter’s director of football Piero Ausilio, after missing out on their top target Monchi.

The Gunners have been looking for a new director of football in recent weeks, and former Roma man Monchi was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium. However, he ultimately opted for a return to Sevilla, forcing Arsenal to look elsewhere.


News of their interest in Ausilio comes from ​FC Inter News, who claim to have been informed that ​Arsenal have contacted ​Inter to find out whether their director of football would be available.

Ausilio has also been linked with a move to Roma to replace Monchi, but he is said to be ignoring any approaches until he meets with Inter to discuss the direction of the club.

The 44-year-old has been part of Inter’s setup for the last 21 years, initially beginning as part of their academy. However, his contract is set to expire in the summer of 2020, but it is thought that he is keen to remain at the San Siro.

Piero Ausilio

Inter officials are set to meet with Ausilio in the near future to discuss the possibility of extending his reign at the club. They would like to offer him a new 12-month contract, but could also tie him down to a two-year deal.

However, if Ausilio decides he would like to move on, there is seemingly no shortage of potential suitors for the Italian, with Arsenal and Roma set to compete for his signature.

The Gunners have been linked with plenty of potential candidates for the role, including former players Marc Overmars, Edu and Dennis Bergkamp. 

Marc Overmars

Given Ausilio’s desire to remain with the ​Serie A side, Arsenal may find themselves forced to look elsewhere in their search for a new director of football.


Yerry Mina Facing ‘Minimum of 3 Weeks’ Out After Suffering Hamstring Injury With Colombia

​Everton defender Yerry Mina is facing the possibility of three or more weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury whilst on international duty with Colombia.

Late in the first half, Mina fell to the ground in pain after appearing to suffer a muscular injury whilst attempting a clearance. He was unable to continue in the match and was replaced by Barcelona’s Jeison Murillo.


The update on Mina’s condition comes from ​Marca Claro, who state that the centre back faces a minimum of three weeks on the injury table, assuming his injury is a simple hamstring strain.

However, there is also possibility that he could have suffered a more serious muscular tear, which could keep him out of action for the remainder of ​Everton’s season.

The 24-year-old has struggled greatly with injuries since joining the Toffees from ​Barcelona last summer. He was forced to wait until November to make his debut after arriving with a foot injury, and a similar problem surfaced in January which kept him out for another seven matches.

Yerry Mina,Bernardo Silva

In total, Mina has managed just 14 appearances in his debut campaign with Everton, netting his first and only goal for the club in the 5-1 victory over ​Burnley in late December.

He has featured in the club’s last two matches, starting in the 2-0 victory over ​Chelsea, but now faces another period away from the starting lineup.

In Mina’s absence, Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma will likely line up alongside ​Michael Keane, who will be full of confidence after netting his first England goal in Monday’s 5-1 victory over Montenegro.

Michael Keane

Marco Silva’s side currently find themselves 11th in the ​Premier League table, with qualification for the Europa League now looking extremely unlikely. They face upcoming matches against ​West Ham, ​Arsenal and ​Fulham, all of which Mina looks likely to miss.

However, should the Colombian be sidelined for just three weeks, Everton could welcome him back in time for the visit of ​Manchester United on 20 April.


Joe Cole Full of Praise for West Ham Starlet Declan Rice Following His England Debut

​Former England international Joe Cole was seriously impressed by Declan Rice, who was made his first start for the Three Lions against Montenegro on Monday night.

The 20-year-old West Ham midfielder made his debut on Friday night at Wembley, playing 30 minutes in England’s 5-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Declan Rice,Aleksandar Boljevic

But Rice showed a maturity beyond his years during his sides 5-1 win in Montenegro, as he replaced Jordan Henderson and was a good link between the defence and midfield.

“Yeah he is a centre-half by trade, you can see that,” Cole said on ITV’s coverage of the match, as quoted by

“He wants to sniff out the danger, he’s not interested in getting in there and trying to look like Pirlo.”

Like Rice, Cole also came through the West Ham youth academy, and he added: “He is very good technically, he knits the game together and maybe the people at home might not see what he does well, what we’re seeing here.

“But he’s giving us the chance to counter.”

Rice has seriously impressed Hammers fans and anyone who has seen his performances this season. The holding midfielder has played 28 times this season for West Ham, scoring twice.

His debut followed a long a controversial debate over which country Rice would represent, who despite being born in Kingston upon Thames, has represented the Republic of Ireland 20 times at youth level, and even won three senior caps for the Irish.

England fans will be very thankful that Rice has chosen to play in white rather than green, and he joins a growing list of exciting young players Gareth Southgate can call upon for next summer’s European Championship.