Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Madrid to offer £100m plus Bale for Hazard

Madrid to offer £100m plus Bale for Hazard

Real Madrid are set to offer £100m plus Gareth Bale to Chelsea in an attempt to land Eden Hazard, reports the Express.

The Spanish giants have made the Belgian their top target for the summer, and the 27-year-old is yet to sign a new deal with the Blues. 

Los Blancos are now willing to part with former Tottenham star Bale and a massive amount of cash in order to get a deal done.  

Spurs line up Watford double swoop

Richarlison Watford 2017

Tottenham are eyeing a £50million double swoop on Watford for Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure, reports The Sun

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to add support for star man Harry Kane and has been impressed by the Brazilian in the Premier League.

Doucoure hasn’t signed a new deal and would add a measure of stability to Tottenham’s midfielder at a relatively cheap price, with the two players set for big wage hikes with the London club. 

Man City ready to move for Weigl

Julian Weigl, Borussia Dortmund, 17/18

Manchester City have been scouting Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl and are ready to make him one of the club’s top targets for the summer window, according to the Mirror

Pep Guardiola wants an enforcer in his midfielder, but the 22-year-old will not be a cheap option. 

BVB will not listen to offers until they reach the £40m-mark. 

Chelsea want Aguero for Hazard

Sergio Aguero, Man City

Manchester City are ready to offer make a £150million offer to bring in Chelsea star Eden Hazard, but the Blues are only willing to listen if Sergio Aguero is part of the deal, reports the Sunday Star (via the Mirror). 

Both players still have two years left on their current deals, and Real Madrid are closely following the situation.

Neymar won’t receive Ronaldo’s Madrid wages

Neymar PSG Real Madrid Champions League

Rumours of Neymar joining Real Madrid persist, but the signing of the Brazilian star would come with a hefty financial penalty for the player, according to Don Balon.

While PSG’s potential exit from the Champions League has put the players at the club, including Neymar, on notice, an alleged clause in Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract dictates that he must be the top earner for Madrid. 

With Los Blancos set to keep the Portuguese for at least one more season, that clause would force the PSG star to take a substantial pay cut to join the Spanish giants. 

Mane set for Liverpool pay rise

Sadio Mane Liverpool

Liverpool are set to hand Sadio Mane a bumper pay rise after his showing for the club in the Champions League, reports the Mirror.

With three years left to run on his current deal there is no rush for a new contract, but if the forward is willing to sign on for two extra years he would be in line to double his wages and move in line with the club’s top earners. 

Arsenal preparing for life without Wenger

Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Arsenal are preparing for life without Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mail

Josh Kroenke, son of owner Stan, has moved to London to conduct an in-depth review of all aspects of the club.

While the report claims that the younger Kroenke won’t be interfering with the daily running of the London outfit, the move is seen as part of Ivan Gazidis’ promise that there would be a “catalyst of change.”

Mou  Poch top PSG wishlist

Mauricio Pochettino Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are on PSG’s shortlist to replace Unai Emery, according to the Mirror

Emery is under pressure following the French side’s loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. 

Should the club not recover in the return leg, it is expected that the Ligue 1 side’s owners will move swiftly, with the Tottenham and Manchester United managers at the top of the list along with former Barca manager Luis Enrique. 

Chelsea to use Batshuayi in Pulisic bid

Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea are hoping Borussia Dortmund’s interest in keeping Michy Batshauyi will boost their hopes of signing Christian Pulisic, claims the Daily Mail .

Batshuayi has been quick to make an impact during his loan spell at Dortmund, with reports claiming the Bundesliga club want to sign the striker on a permanent basis.

If Dortmund do make a permanent push for Batshuayi in the summer, then Chelsea are ready to use that interest as leverage in their bid for Pulisic.

Man Utd fan Pulisic, who has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid, is one of football’s best young players, and Chelsea are eager to steal a march on their rivals to sign the USA international.

Liverpool want Ceballos to replace Coutinho

Dani Ceballos Real Madrid

Liverpool have found their Philippe Coutinho replacement at Anfield, with Dani Ceballos the ideal choice for Jurgen Klopp according to Don Balon .

Coutinho left the Reds in January to join Barcelona for €160 million, but Klopp has not yet used that money to bring in a new midfielder, preferring to bide his time and wait until the summer.

Ceballos is seen as a suitable candidate for Coutinho’s former role in the Liverpool XI, and is reportedly unhappy with a lack of first-team opportunities under Zinedine Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu.