Real Madrid ramping up Hazard pursuit as £60m De Gea bid rejected
The football world's gossip mill is in full swing, and Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.
Real circle Hazard and De Gea
Real Madrid are on the verge of retaining the Champions League in Cardiff against Juventus this weekend, but the Sun believes they already have an eye on their summer business and have identified their two galacticos: Eden Hazard and David De Gea.
The Chelsea forward and Manchester United goalkeeper will cost a combined £160 million, the report claimed.
Los Blancos might rather naively believe £100 million will be enough to nab Hazard from the Blues, though with three years remaining on his deal and Roman Abramovich's history of refusing to sell his best players in their prime could mean a fee could rise past that figure.
De Gea is valued at £60 million, but as we shall see, that too could be short of the mark with the Spain No. 1 integral to the Red Devils.
But United want more for De Gea
So about that fee. According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have already turned down a bid for De Gea's £60 million valuation, and details suggest the player is happy at Old Trafford.
With two years remaining on his deal and an option for a third, United hold all the cards, despite the offer almost doubling the world record £32.6 million for a keeper that Juventus paid for Gianluigi Buffon.
United paid £18 million to bring the goalkeeping phenomenon to Manchester from Atletico Madrid and Jose Mourinho will be desperate to retain the services of one of the very best shot-stoppers in the world, even if it means knocking back more unprecedented offers.
City still in for Van Dijk
Manchester City hope to blow rivals Chelsea and Liverpool away in the race to sign Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, the Times reported.
City are prepared to part with over £50 million to bring the Saints star to the Etihad, with a bumper £180,000-per-week deal.
Southampton want £60 million to give the move the green light as Celtic are entitled to 10 percent from the deal that took the Dutch international south of the border.
Should Pep Guardiola land the 25-year-old, it could take City's spending past £130 million after signing Bernardo Silva for £43.6 million and Benfica goalkeeper Ederson likely to cost £34.7 million.
United, Spurs to battle for Fulham prodigy
Manchester United and Tottenham will compete to sign Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, the Mirror reported.
The 17-year-old has yet to agree on professional terms with the Cottagers, and that has attracted the Premier League giants to register their interest.
Liverpool had initially been keen too, but talks have now cooled, with United concerned by Luke Shaw's injury problems.
-- Antonio Conte will look to make Tiemoue Bakayoko his first signing as a Premier League champion, reported the Independent.
The Blues will pay about £42 million for the France international, which could open the door to Nemanja Matic rejoining Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
-- AC Milan's super-talent Gianluigi Donnarumma insists he is "not a slave" to the club, reported Corriere dello Sport.
The Rossoneri goalkeeper has yet to agree on a new deal at the San Siro and has just one year remaining, with Manchester United linked to the 18-year-old.
-- Lastly, Ronald Koeman will try to reunite with Curacao international Cuco Martina, with the Mail reporting that Everton will sign the right-back after his contract with Southampton expires.
The Toffees will sign the 27-year-old on a free transfer as cover for the injured Seamus Coleman.