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Zinedine Zidane requests urgent double Real Madrid deal for January, including Arsenal transfer target

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is reportedly requesting two January transfer window signings after his side’s unconvincing win over Malaga in La Liga this weekend.

Los Blancos ran out 3-2 winners, with Zidane seemingly concerned that his side’s defence needs urgent fixing this winter if they are to enjoy a better second half of the season.

According to Don Balon, the French tactician wants to fix these areas by signing Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper and rumoured Arsenal transfer target Kepa, as well as a centre-back.

Marca have previously mentioned Arsenal as potential suitors for the impressive Kepa, who has shone in La Liga in recent times.

Kepa in action for Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal and Real Madrid

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One of the best young shot-stoppers in Europe, the 23-year-old could be an ideal long-term replacement for Gunners ‘keeper Petr Cech, who has not looked at his best for some time now.

Still, Real Madrid are used to getting the players they want and have the financial muscle to see off any rival suitors for Kepa’s signature.

Zidane may be at odds with his president on this, however, with Don Balon also reporting that Florentino Perez is focusing more on strengthening the team in midfield, possibly with a move for Tottenham star Dele Alli.

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