Monday, 24th January 2011 

Ruud van Nistelrooy’s proposed move to Real Madrid is being held up after his club Hamburg rejected the Spanish side’s latest offer. Los Blancos bid €2M plus a friendly for the Dutch striker, but Hamburg are proving stubborn, leading Real director Miguel Pardeza to label the signing "extremely complicated."

Van Nistelrooy is desperate to return to Real Madrid and answer Jose Mourinho’s striking SOS, but his Bundesliga side remain keen to block the move. Hamburg’s president Bernd Hoffmann was quoted as saying that "it’s unthinkable that we let Van Nistelrooy leave. Yesterday afternoon, and for the last time, we rejected the offer on the table."

Real Madrid do remain however, hopeful that a deal can be done, given the player’s desire to head to the Spanish capital. But with time running out in the current transfer window, there needs to be some movement from Hamburg soon to complete the deal all in Spain thought was done and dusted.


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