Higuain nears Real Madrid exit
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain could be leaving Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, according to Marca.
The Argentine forward has a deal until June 2016 with los Blancos, but he is requesting a contract improvement if he is to stay at the club.
Higuain currently earns €3.5 million per campaign, which is well below the €5 million yearly wage of his rival Karim Benzema.
The 25-year-old and his representatives were given assurances last summer that the player’s contract would be reviewed, but a lot has changed since.
It appears that club officials are no longer convinced that Higuain has what it takes to play at this level and are unlikely to offer him a new and improved deal.
This could see the player hand in a transfer request at the end of the current campaign, and leave the club after six and a half years.
During his time at Santiago Bernabeu, Higuain has scored 102 goals in 181 La Liga appearances.
Atletico in talks for Diego
Atletico Madrid are stepping up their efforts in an attempt to bring Wolfsburg midfielder Diego back to Vicente Calderon, Marca has revealed.
The Brazilian enjoyed a memorable season at Atletico Madrid while on loan from Wolfsburg, but he was forced to return to Germany last summer.
Los Colchoneros have since been trying to lure the player back to Vicente Calderon and they hope to finally wrap up the deal in the summer transfer window.
After Arda Turan revealed that he would probably be leaving the club in the summer, Atletico have stepped up their efforts to sign the Brazilian playmaker.
According to Marca, they have already open talks with Wolfsburg chiefs over a summer switch to Spain.
The player himself is keen on playing Champions League football with Atletico, so all that’s left is for the two clubs to agree on the transfer fee.
Amauri set for Brazil return
Parma striker Amauri has received a number of offers from Brazil, his representative has revealed.
The highly rated forward was born in Brazil, but he has never played for a club from his native country at a senior level.
He has spent most of his career in Italian Serie A, but it appears that he will finally get a chance to play in Brazil’s top flight.
“I can say that he’d like to return to Brazil,” agent Giampiero Pocetta told Brazilian newspaper Lancenet.
“I’ve received a number of calls. However, he’s a Parma player right now and we’ll have to wait for a few months to see what happens.”
The 32-year-old has failed to hold on to a regular starting berth at Ennio Tardini, and could decide to leave Italy at the end of the current campaign, with Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and Flamengo reportedly keen.