Real Madrid reportedly made an attempt to secure a transfer for Barcelona playmaker Ivan Rakitic during the summer transfer window.
The report further states that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is aware of his side's inability to match up to Manchester United's spending power and hence, has withdrawn from negotiations despite reports emerging of the 23-year-old being favouring a move to Madrid.
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan could be sold to Borussia Dortmund, to make way for Valencia's Portuguese star Andre Gomes to join the Catalan giants.
With transfer fees rising up to hundreds of millions these days, the definition of a good bargain has changed drastically. Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are three clubs who have similar spending habits in these high spending times and they would consider a signing below the price of £40 million a great deal, especially in a position where they needed some recruitment.
The new Nike ad is more like a short film, featuring players from Manchester City, Barcelona, England, France, Portugal and all the big names in football, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
With Jose Mourinho taking over the reigns at Manchester United, he has identified one player he had pursued as Chelsea manager as one of the top transfer targets for the Red Devils this summer.
Manchester United were one of the front-runners for the signature of promising Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches but they pulled out of the move at the last minute to leave the door open for Bayern Munich to snap him up.
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