All of the latest Real Madrid transfer rumours for August 1. Jose Mourinho is said to be ready to offer Tottenham Lassana Diarra this summer if the north London side agree to sell Gareth Bale in 2013. Chelsea are said to be ready to offer Real Madrid £25m for Kaka but the clubs pursuit of Neymar could come to an end after Santos' President said he would report Real Madrid to FIFA.
The Metro has reported that Tottenham will be offered Lassana Diarra if they agree to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in 2013. Real Madrid has a keen interest in the Welsh winger and has been constantly linked with the player but have yet to make an official approach. It is believed that Jose Mourinho will refrain from making a bid for Bale this summer, instead will offer Tottenham the deal and not enter a bidding war with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Harry Redknapp is adamant that Bale will not be sold but after missing out on Champions League football for next season, another failure might force the White Hart Lane club to sell. Tottenham are looking for a midfielder and Redknapp is keen on bringing Diarra to White Hart Lane. Diarra has expressed an interest in returning to the Premier League after turning down a switch to Galatasaray.
The Metro also claims that Chelsea may be ready to make a move for Real Madrid play maker, Kaka. The Brazilian has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu after a less than impressive tour of the United States and Jose Mourinho is said to have lost confidence in Kaka's ability to retain a first team place at the club.
Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for a creative midfielder and may now look to Kaka as a cheaper alternative to Luka Modric. The newspaper claims that the 29 year old will not be part of Mourinho's first team plans next season and Kaka will now have to decide where his future lies. Kaka may not have an option in regards to where he moves to after AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani admitted that the Rossoneri will not be bringing Kaka back to the San Siro.
Santos President Luis Alvaro de Oliveria Ribeiro has expressed dismay at the way Real Madrid has gone about their pursuit of Neymar and could report the club to FIFA. Santos has said that they will not sell their talented forward and want FIFA to warn Real Madrid over their future conduct.
The Copa Libertadores holders are determined to keep the Brazil international until after the Club World Cup, but Real are allegedly ready to meet Neymar's £39.5 million release clause and have already approached the player's agent to discuss a potential move.
"If Real Madrid or any other club [that has approached Neymar] decides to meet his buy-out clause, we have no other option but to report them to FIFA for approaching the player without our permission. Negotiations have been stalled and won't be re-opened," Ribeiro said to Terra.
Neymar has a contract with Santos until 2015 but Real Madrid is believed to be ready to meet his release clause. Neymar's agent has said that his client wants to join Madrid but only in January; however Jose Mourinho wants the striker to start the season at the Bernabeu.