All the latest transfer rumours from Real Madrid for 9 August 2011. Neymar's agent has said that his client will not join Real Madrid this summer and Lassana Diarra is said to be close to a move to Tottenham. Kaka is said to be close to a return to AC Milan and Tottenham are ready to rival Madrid's pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor.
The agent of Brazilian striker Neymar has said that his client will not be joining Real Madrid this summer.
Wagner Ribeiro has confirmed that the player will not join Real Madrid this summer despite the Jose Mourinho pushing his board to activate the players minimum transfer clause. Ribeiro has said that the player will not leave Santos before the Brazilian club compete in the Club World Championships in Japan at the end of the year.
"All the reports are nothing but speculation. An agreement with Real Madrid is not an option until 2012. We have a good relationship with Madrid, but nothing will happen before August 31. Anything is possible though next year," said Ribeiro to Folha de Sao Paulo.
Neymar has a contract until the summer of 2015 with Santos, but has a limited fee release clause of €45 million (£39.1m).
Lassana Diarra is said to be close to move to Premier League side Tottenham after Real Madrid dropped their asking price from £20m to £15m. Tottenham has said they will not pay that much for a player who only played 19 league games last season. However, Jose Mourinho has now said that he will lower the asking price to shit the Frenchman off.
AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi has opened the door for Real Madrid play maker Kaka to join the club. The 29 year old has been linked with a move for Kaka for the whole summer after it was reported in the Spanish press that Jose Mourinho had lost confidence in the ex-Milan player. Inzaghi has said that he and his fellow team mates want Kaka to re-join the club and hopes the 'mister x' player is the Brazilian. "Ricky is a great friend and I always hear from him. If he comes back everyone will be happy. The Kaka-Inzaghi partnership gave fans so much success," Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia.
Tottenham are willing to go head-to-head with Spanish giants Real Madrid as they attempt to persuade Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor to return to north London.
The former Arsenal striker was loaned out to Madrid for the latter part of last season and impressed coach Jose Mourinho, who is now keen to bring the player back to Spain on a permanent deal. However, Real Madrid has stalled on an offer and the player now looks set for a move to White Hart Lane.
Should Tottenham want to convince Adebayor to choice White Hart Lane over the Bernabeu then they would almost certainly have to meet the players lofty wage demands, which could well prove to be a stumbling block.