Real Madrid are preparing a bid to sign Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, according to the latest transfer rumours from Italy.
The 23-year-old centre-back made a big impression last season in La Liga playing for Granada, and earned himself a 8-million-euro transfer to the Italian club. He has become an excellent defender at Inter, and Real are interested in bringing him back to Spain.
Reports from Italy have suggested Los Merengues could be willing to offer 23 million euros to sign the Colombia international. Barcelona have also shown an interest in Murillo, according to the same source.
Murillo is not the only Serie A player linked with Real Madrid. Italian website Tuttosport has claimed Los Merengues interest in signing Paulo Dybala has increased in the last few weeks, as the Santiago Bernabeu side are eager to bring a striker who can give Karim Benzema some rest. Yet, the transfer would not be cheap, and it is highly unlikely it will take place in the winter transfer market.
Bayern deny Xabi Alonso exit
Spanish newspapers have been speculating over Xabi Alonso’s return to Madrid, but Bayern Munich’s chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has stated the footballer is not planning to leave Germany and they are planning to start negotiating his contract extension. The Spaniard’s contract will expire next June.