Real Madrid, PSG won't meet Eden Hazard's £80 million asking price
The summer window will be opening before you know it, and rumours around the world are picking up steam. As always, Transfer Talk has its finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest gossip. See the latest deals here.
TOP STORY: Chelsea ask too much for Hazard
Eden Hazard's annus horribilis is set to get a whole lot worse, according to the Express.
Last season's PFA Player of the Year wants to get his career back on track at a new club after a decidedly disappointing campaign at Chelsea.
The problem is, however, that no club is willing to meet the Blues' £80-million asking price for the Belgium international.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both reportedly been keen on the 25-year-old in the past, but are now waiting to see if Chelsea will lower their desired fee in order to get a deal done.
The paper says that both clubs would prefer a deal nearer to £60 million. Which sounds a bit rich for a player who has scored fewer Premier League goals this season than Marouane Fellaini.
Gundogan to replace Yaya Toure?
The Sun says that incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has already opened talks with Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan over a move to the Etihad.
It's widely understood that Man City's current midfield general, Yaya Toure, will move on at the end of the campaign, and Pep wants Gundogan to fill the void left by the Ivorian.
The £25 million move for the German international is only one part of a swathe of signings the Bayern manager is planning for his City revolution. The Sun goes on to report that moves for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Everton centre-back John Stones are also in the works.
Marquinhos a wanted man
PSG's talented backup centre-back Marquinhos will be subject to a tug-of-war between Arsenal and Manchester United come summertime.
Not satisfied in sitting behind compatriots David Luiz and Thiago Silva in Laurent Blanc's pecking order, the Mirror says that the defender has made it clear that he will assess his future in the summer.
How much the Premier League duo will need to splash out in order to land the Selecao star is anyone's guess.
But, if the 21-year-old cost Les Parisiens £25 million three years ago, it's most likely going to take an eye-watering amount persuade PSG to cash-in.
Watch this space.
- Louis van Gaal thinks Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, is too old to be a success at Manchester United next season, according to the Mail.
Although, how much does one read into that? The amount of influence that the Dutchman will have over United's transfer plans next year is something only the football gods would know -- and maybe Ed Woodward.
- The Mirror says Arsenal are preparing for next season's assault on Premier League title by scouting Dinamo Zagreb teenage sensation Josip Brekalo.
- Andros Townsend will be allowed to leave Newcastle for £8 million if the Magpies get relegated.
The Mirror reports that a relegation clause was written into the 24-year-old's contract when he headed north from Tottenham in January.