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ESPN – Real Madrid win Odegaard race, Arsenal’s Di Maria miss, De Gea doubt

The ESPN FC crew discuss the learning opportunity that 16-year-old Martin Odegaard will be afforded at Real Madrid and look ahead to what the future may have in store for the young Norwegian international. ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses the possible move of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista to the Premier League, with clubs like Arsenal having a reported interest in the 24-year-old. ESPN FC's Sid Lowe indicates a return to Spain is an option David de Gea has considered and believes Real Madrid would be tempted to sell Gareth Bale. FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has labelled David Ginola's campaign a 'stunt'. This week's roundup of the biggest news stories sees a predictable winner in the race to sign the next big thing, Arsene Wenger get Arsenal fans wondering “what if…” and the FIFA presidential race reaches new depths. 1. Teenage dream comes true (Wednesday Jan. 21) Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton and Ajax all tried to tempt Norway's 16-year-old wunderkind to sign for them. However, the predictable conclusion of Martin…

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ESPN – Manchester United ready to lock up David De Gea with lucrative new deal

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol analyses the latest transfer news coming out of Anfield, including Lucas Leiva's potential departure and Divock Origi's much anticipated return from loan. The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and done deals here. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer Paper Round De Gea out to break records David De Gea's superb performances for Manchester United have attracted the attentions of Real Madrid of late, and the Daily Express reports that the Premier League club will do everything in their power to avoid losing another star to Los Blancos. Manchester United are reportedly ready to commit 200,000 pounds a week to David De Gea in an effort to keep him out of the arms of Real Madrid. The Red Devils have reportedly valued the 23-year-old…

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