Man Utd and Chelsea have been handed a major boost after Real Madrid announced that they don’t intend to engage in any transfer activities in the January transfer window.
Following their transfer ban, Real Madrid have been strongly linked with January moves for their long-term targets- Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Man Utd’ David De Gea.
However, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has confirmed that the club is not going to make any signings this month.
“We are not going to be making any signings in the January window, but that doesn’t have anything to do with the ban,” the 68-year-old to he told France Football.
“It is because we have the best players and the best coach. The Fifa sanction is hurtful. It is a very serious matter to smear Real Madrid’s reputation in this way.
“We are convinced that it is all a mistake; it is ridiculous to think that Real Madrid will be punished for a matter concerning the protection of minors when the children have always been a priority for us.”
This means that Real Madrid will try to get their targets in the summer, and that will depend on the status of transfer ban imposed on them. The club is said to be in the process of challenging the ban.