All of the latest transfer news from Real Madrid for 13 September 2011. Arsenal are said to be lining up a big money move for Esteban Granero but Neymar has told Real Madrid he will stay at Santos for at least another season after penning a new contract extension. Raul has said he will return to Madrid when he retires from playing and Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a move to Russia in the future.
According to reports in Spain claim that Arsenal is readying a £15m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero.
Arsene Wenger is said to want to further strengthen his squad in January after the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and is keeping tabs on the Real Madrid man's situation. Although Granero does have a £50m release clause in his contract, he is deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu and would be allowed to leave for a considerably less.
Neymar has told Real Madrid that he will not be joining the club in January.
Neymar will be staying at Santos for the remainder of the season, at the very least, after confirming that he will agree a new one year extension o his current deal with the Brazilian giants.
Santos' new offer will match Real's tabled contract - €5 million-a-year, plus advertising bonuses.
"For Neymar it has been difficult to make this decision," his adviser, Duda, told AS.
"He was very excited to go to Europe, but he knows that if he arrives mid-season everything will be more difficult," he added.
Eurosport has revealed that Raul will return to Real Madrid once his playing career comes to an end.
Raul spent sixteen years at the Bernabeu and holds legendary status at the club after becoming the clubs record appearance holder and all-time top soccer - netting 323 goals in 741 matches.
"Raul will have some role at Real Madrid when he retires as a player," His agent, Gines Carvajal told Terra
"Schalke offered Raul one more year. In truth, they offered that last year. It's not that we rejected it, but that we agreed to talk later because Raul wanted to know how the season would end and how we would approach the next one," he continued.
Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a move to Russia before his playing days are over.
The former Manchester United striker who has been surpassed as the world's best paid footballer after Samuel Eto'o joined Russian league side Anzhi, has said that he would consider a move to Russia but insist he is happy at Real Madrid.
"Why not? I know that the Russian football championship is becoming stronger and I have no objections to someday be playing in your country," Ronaldo told Sportbox.ru
In football, you never know what will happen. So if I end up in Russia, one shouldn't raise his eyebrows in surprise," he added.
However, the forward looks unlikely to depart the 2010-11 Copa del Rey winners anytime soon, confirming: "At the moment I'm quite comfortable with Real," he continued.