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Hazard to Rea Madrid already done
Eden Hazard’s transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid is ‘already done’ – reckons former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner.
Hazard is wanted at Real Madrid and an official bid in the summer of around £150m is expected.
The Blues have signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in a £57.5m deal, which could smooth Hazard’s exit.
And Mariner reckons the deal with Real Madrid has already been signed off.
“It’s a yes,” he said on ESPN.
“I think the deal’s been done a long, long time ago.”
Transfer news live: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid is supposedly done
Jermain Defoe gives Rangers more options to change things up, admits Steven Gerrard.
“We’ve tried certain things,” Gerrard told the Rangers official website.
“Jermain gives us the option of playing two up front, whether that be 4-4-2, a diamond, 3-5-2… it gives us that luxury. Kyle also does that we can go with a target man and a smaller guy around him.
“Ryan Hardie has come into the picture. It has been nice to work with four quality forwards.
“We haven’t had that luxury so that’s been really nice and a big positive.”
Transfer news: Jermain Defoe gives Steven Gerrard more options
Real ignored Zidane request
Real Madrid ignored Zinedine Zidane’s transfer request for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Zidane made it very clear when he decided to leave the club,” former president Ramon Calderon said.
“He insisted on keeping Cristiano and transferring Bale, and the president did completely the opposite.
“Zidane also wanted to sign some players and transfer others —apart from Bale— but he didn’t get his wish, so he decided to leave. And he was right.”
Dybala wants to play with Pogba
Paulo Dybala has revealed he wants to play with Paul Pogba again.
Pogba has been linked with a return to Juventus after moving to United in 2016 – and Dybala would be keen.
“I’d always like to play with someone of his level,” Dybala told French TV station Telefoot.
“Whatever decision he makes, I always wish him the best of luck.”
Transfer news: Paulo Dybala wants to play with Paul Pogba again
Paredes deal agreed
Zenit St-Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes has agreed to join Chelsea.
Thats according to La Gazette dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schirra, who claims Paredes has agree a five-year deal worth £77k per week.
“Chelsea wants to close Leandro Paredes from Zenit,” Schirra tweeted. “Marina Granovskaia has offered €30 million for him and awaits an answer.
“He wants to leave from Russia: agreement to sign a contract until 2023 (€4.5 million per year).”
Transfer news: Leandro Paredes has agreed to join Chelsea
Coutinho won’t leave Barca
Philippe Coutinho “dreamt” of playing for Barcelona as a little boy, so there’s not a chance he’d be prepared to throw that all away for Manchester United.
There’s no hiding from the fact that things are not right for the Brazilian at the moment.
He’s out of favour, out of form and clearly not enjoying his football – when he’s getting a chance to play.
But talk of a potential exit to Manchester United is transparent and unrealistic.
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Transfer news: Philippe Coutinho is unlikely to join Manchester United
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe fuelled speculation that Callum Wilson is about to join Chelsea after he left him out of his squad to face Everton.
But he insists he has been left out due to injury despite talk of a transfer this month.
“Callum’s hamstring strain isn’t serious but enough to keep him out of this game,” he said.
Bournemouth are thought to be holding out for £75m but do not want to sell.
Transfer news: Eddie Howe insists Callum Wilson is injured
Carvalho slams Ronaldo sale
William Carvalho says Real Madrid were wrong to sell Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Of course, Cristiano is needed in any team in the world and in Real Madrid they notice a little bit, not much, the goals that Cristiano scored,” he said.
“But now he’s fine, he’s good in Juventus and he’ll score many goals there.
“It is difficult to know [why he left], I do not know what happened, but I know how Cristiano is, he has an ambition the size of the world, he wants to always do things well and show that he is the best.
“I would not have sold him for €100million. Not for €200million, no.”
Marko Arnautovic wants to quit
Michail Antonio has admitted the West Ham players know Marko Arnautovic wants to sit the club.
“Obviously there is interest, everyone knows that Marko wants to go,” Antonio said on Goals on Sunday.
“He’s massive for the club, I think he’s joint top goalscorer, he’s a massive player for us, the fans love him.
“It’s just one of those things where in his life right now he feels this is another step for him.”
Transfer news: Marko Arnautovic wants to quit West Ham for China
Real Madrid £300m Kane quote
According to AS, Real Madrid have made Harry Kane their top transfer target for the summer.
Florentino Perez is living to regret the decision not to replace Cristiano Ronaldo as the side flounder in fifth place.
Real Madrid have reportedly enquired about Kane before the Christmas break and were told it would cost £312m to sign the England captain.
After being forced to pay a world-record fee in 2013 for Gareth Bale, Levy has also quoted Los Blancos £223m to sign Eriksen in attempt to scare them off.
Transfer news: Real Madrid have been quoted a huge fee for Harry Kane
Madrid step up Hazard and Eriksen interest
Real Madrid are set to bid £50m each for BOTH Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen to get the ball rolling on their summer spending.
Real Madrid reportedly want both players this summer and will start their moves with a low ball offer, according to the Sun.
It is claimed Madrid expect to see the bids rejected and will then begin negotiations for the players.
Hazard and Eriksen are seen as gettable targets by the Spanish giants due to their contract situations.
Hazard will have just 12 months on his deal in the summer and is likely to leave then unless a new contract is agreed.
Eriksen is in a similar boat and has been stalling on an offer from Tottenham since before Christmas.
Both players have been identified as options to improve their attack following a difficult start to the season.
Transfer news: Eden Hazard is on Real Madrid’s radar
Pep says City won’t buy
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are unlikely to sign anyone this month.
He said: “Sometimes we have done it but normally when we want to buy a player it’s for the next four, five six years and normally these kind of situations don’t happen in this transfer window.
“For loan players maybe it can happen, for a short time, but I don’t think the big clubs buy players for just six months and important players are not sold in that period.
“If you have no injuries and you are satisfied, as in our case, with the squad we have, we decided going well, going bad, (we stick) with the same players we started the season.”
Transfer news: Pep Guardiola says he won’t buy anyone this month
Manchester United think they can sign Kalidou Koulibaly this summer because he will force his way out of Napoli.
Koulibaly was the subject of vile racist abuse before Christmas and has been left distraught.
And United believe that will lead Koulibaly to push for a transfer in the summer.
The Senegal star is on United’s four man shortlist to improve their back line.
Transfer news: Man Utd think Kalidou Koulibaly will force a move this summer
Barca eye duo
Barcelona have identified two Premier League flops as January transfer targets.
Ernesto Valverde is keen on bringing in a new striker to play back up to Luis Suarez.
The first name on the shortlist is Alvaro Morata, who is struggling at Chelsea.
The second is Tottenham back up Fernando Llorente.
Transfer news: Ernesto Valverde wants a new striker
Morgan wants Coutinho
Arsenal fan Piers Morgan wants his club to sign Philippe Coutinho as his Barcelona career hits the rocks.
Coutinho has been linked with a shock move to Manchester United this week with the Spanish press claiming he is now at ‘rock bottom’.
But Morgan wants Arsenal to be involved in the hunt.
He tweeted: “URGENT MEMO TO @UnaiEmery_: Sell Ozil & Ramsey, buy Coutinho.”
Callum Hudon-Odoi will demand Chelsea let him leave for Bayern Munich because he is fed up with life under Blues manager Maurizio Sarri, reports say.
The young winger, 18, has been the subject of four separate bids from the Bundesliga giants – the most recent one thought to be in the region of £40million.
And the Mail claim he is keen for the club to accept the offer because he fears he cannot develop under Sarri.
Hudson-Odoi is beginning to force his way into Sarri’s first-team plans but has not started a Premier League game under the Italian.
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Transfer news: Callum Hudson-Odoi wants to leave Chelsea this month
Manchester United and Tottenham are set to battle it out for Bournemouth star David Brooks, reports say.
But Bournemouth will try and keep him from the clutches of the Premier League giants by offering him a new contract at the Vitality Stadium.
The Sun claim United are keen to take him to Old Trafford because of his superb form this season.
Meanwhile, Spurs are still tracking him after he chose the Cherries over them when he left Sheffield United at the start of the season.
Brooks, 21, has scored five goals in the Premier League this season and bagged another two assists as he has become a key figure in Eddie Howe’s side.
It is claimed Bournemouth are willing to double his wages to around £50,000 a week to keep him at the club.
Transfer news: David Brooks is a target for Man Utd and Tottenham
Bayern eye Morata move
Bayern Munich are to ask about taking Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata on loan for the rest of the season.
Morata has struggled at Chelsea but Munich see him as an option for the second half of the season.
It’s understood the Bavarians are keen to bring him in on loan until the end of the campaign, when they’ll assess whether or not to pursue a permanent deal for his services.
Chelsea are happy to let him leave it they can sign a replacement.
Transfer news: Alvaro Morata has struggled at Chelsea
Philippe Coutinho wants to remain at Barcelona despite interest from Manchester United.
The former Liverpool ace has struggled at Barca and is said to be at ‘rock bottom’.
But he still wants things to work out and is not looking to leave just a year after joining.
However Mundo Deportivo report that he could change his mind should the situation not change by the end of the season.
Higuain transfer revelation
Gonzalo Higuain wants to leave AC Milan – as talk of a move to Chelsea ramps up.
AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso revealed Higuain had made his mind up and is looking to move on
“When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise,” said Gattuso of Higuain.
“I have a relationship with him that features great honesty, we say things to one another’s face.
“At the moment, he’s our player and we’re holding on tightly to him. I don’t know what will happen.”
Higuain is on loan at Milan from Juventus but could seal a move to Chelsea this month.
Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain has told Gennaro Gattuso he wants to quit AC Milan
Chelsea transfer hint
Chelsea target Leandro Paredes has dropped a huge transfer hint on social media.
Chelsea have agreed a deal with Zenit to sign Paredes as they look to replace Cesc Fabregas.
But the club are still debating whether to sign him or Nicola Barella this month.
Reports this morning claimed a deal for Paredes was closer than Barella and the midfielder has now dropped a hint on social media.
He retweeted a tweet to his 141,000 followers that included a ‘welcome to Chelsea video’.
The original message was someone asking ‘Nicolo Barella or Leandro Paredes??’.
And one fan replied ‘Leandro Paredes, no debate’ with the video showing off his highlights.
And Paredes retweeted that despite not having his handle mentioned in the tweet.
Transfer news: Leandro Paredes has hinted he could be closing in on a move to Chelsea
Emery January hint
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has dropped a fresh January transfer hint in the wake of the disappointing defeat to West Ham.
Arsenal are hoping to sign Denis Suarez this month and could even do a deal this week.
“We have good players,” Emery told Sky Sports.
“We need to continue to working and taking confidence.
“The club is working but I am happy with the players.”
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