Eden Hazard to tell Chelsea he wants to leave? Transfer news, rumours and gossip round-up

Latest transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Premier League and around Europe

Ben Burrows
Wednesday 06 February 2019 09:01 GMT
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Eden Hazard is set to tell Chelsea he wants to leave this summer, it has been claimed.

The Belgian, whose deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of next season, has consistently been linked with a move away with contract negotiations not yet coming to a positive conclusion.

Real Madrid remain his No 1 suitors with the Daily Telegraph reporting that he is set to finally tell the club's top brass he wants out.

Additionally the Mirror report the Blues would be looking for upwards of £100m for their star man.

The Sun report that, should Hazard make the move to the Bernabeu, then Mateo Kovacic's loan deal with the club will be made permanent.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is wanted by Bayern Munich, is still set to depart, however.

Elsewhere Tuttomercatoweb report that Nicolo Barella turned down a move to England in the January window despite the club having a £44m offer accepted by Cagliari last month.

Manchester United are ready to double Marcus Rashford's wages to close to £150,000 per week to keep him at Old Trafford.

That's according to The Sun who say a host of Europe's top clubs are keen on the England international including Real Madrid.

United's main priority in the summer window will be a new centre-back, according to the Evening Standard.

Kalidou Koulibaly is one of United's No 1 targets this summer (Getty Images)
Kalidou Koulibaly is one of United's No 1 targets this summer (Getty Images) (Getty)

They say that Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly tops the club's list of options.

Meanwhile, Eric Bailly has been told he does have a future at Old Trafford say The Sun.

Marco Silva's job is safe at Everton despite a wretched run of form with owner Farhad Moshiri giving his under pressure boss assurances over his future, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mirror report that Tottenham lead the race for Norwich wonderkid Max Aarons while Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen is another summer target.

The paper also say Liverpool remain concerned about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's recovery amid fears the England international won't play until April.

There could also be bad news for Arsenal with Marca suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo has already phoned James Rodroguez telling him to turn down the Gunners in favour of a move to Juventus in the summer.

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