Spurs make ‘futile’ attempt to sign Van de Beek but Ajax star wants Madrid move

first_imgTOTTENHAM made a ‘futile’ attempt to sign Donny van de Beek – but the Ajax midfielder has his heart set on Real Madrid, Dutch reports claim.Van de Beek has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season notching seven goals and attracted attention across Europe.1 Van de Beek has made 21 appearances this season notching seven goals and attracted attention across EuropeCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham are said to have failed in an attempt to sign the 22-year-old, De Telegraaf claim.However, the player is understood to be holding out for a switch to the Bernabeu.Real chiefs are said to have made enquiries this summer about signing the Ajax star, and were quoted a price of £50-£60million by director of football Marc Overmars.The La Liga giant’s remain interested in Van de Beek and it’s understood they have already offered the player a multi-year contract for next season.But reports in Spain suggest Real boss Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Manchester United playmaker Paul Pogba.With Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen available on a free transfer next summer, Zidane is hoping the Dane makes an Old Trafford switch to open the door for Pogba to leave.It comes after Friday’s edition of French outlet L’Equipe claims the Red Devils will refuse to let the World Cup winner and leave midway through the season in the winter window.The Los Blancos boss was pictured in deep conversation with Pogba when they were both on holiday in Dubai in October and Marca claimed he was desperate to complete the move next month.Man Utd star Paul Pogba hits back at claims he is faking injury to force transfer by uploading video of strapped ankle£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with Ladbrokes Transfer NewsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaPogba, meanwhile, has been out of action for United since the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in September with a persistent foot problem.There have been suggestions the 26-year-old has not been rushing back in fear of jeopardising a potential move to Spain by aggravating his injury.Yet boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leapt to his star’s defence recently by saying nobody should question Pogba’s desire to be fit again and playing for United.last_img

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