Transfer Talk: Chelsea to price Real Madrid out of a move for Eden Hazard
The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.
TOP STORY: Chelsea won't budge on Hazard
Chelsea have warned Real Madrid they will not sell star man Eden Hazard -- even for £170 million, according to the Mirror.
The Blues would not even accept the second-highest fee of all time -- the highest being £200m for Neymar. And they are even hoping Hazard can be convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2020, with a new contract worth around £300,000 per week set to be offered.
The Belgian enjoyed a superb World Cup and is seen as the ideal Galactico to appease Madrid's fan base following the £88m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hazard has two years left on his contract though, which provides the Blues with some security ahead of the premature closure of this summer's transfer window at the start of the Premier League season.
23.00 BST: That'll do it for tonight's Transfer Talk LIVE blog. Remember to check back in a few hours as we pull the latest rumours, links and completed deals from papers around the world. Goodnight
22.50 BST: Jose Mourinho and Man United are hellbent on signing a new centre-back and have zeroed in on Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Leonardo Bonucci as their top three choices.
Maguire, who is coming off a standout World Cup, is thought to be the apple of Mourinho's eye but Man United would need to pony up more than £60 million for the Leicester centre-back.
If United were to make a move for one of these three, they would likely first have to offload one of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones or Victor Lindelof.
22.00 BST: Bleacher Report's Dan Jones claims that Arsenal have "genuine" interest in Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman.
Jones responded to a question via twitter with the following.
Interest in Kingsley Coman is genuine. Not sure it'll happen though— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) July 20, 2018
This is probably nothing but Coman would be quite a late addition for an Arsenal attack that already boosts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
21.23 BST: Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong is still hopeful of completing a dream move to Barcelona this summer.
Ajax have said they plan to hold on to the midfield starlet for another season but don't rule out a move just yet.
Spanish outlet Sport write that Barcelona are in no rush to sign the player and that out of respect for Ajax, will wait and let De Jong help the Dutch club qualify for the Champions League. It sounds like De Jong's future come down to how Ajax does in their Champions League playoff qualifiers.
21.00 BST: No Sunday of rest at Stoke. The Potters have already announced James McClean and now according to Sky are set to complete a move for Huddersfield winger Tom Ince.
Ince underwent a medical on Saturday and according to Sky will complete a £10 million move to Stoke in the next 48 hours.
20.29 BST: If Chelsea sell Eden Hazard could Anthony Martial emerge as a potential replacement?
The Times report that Chelsea -- and German champions Bayern Munich -- are interested in signing Martial and providing him an escape route from Old Trafford.
In June, Martial's agent Philippe Lamboley told RMC Sport: "After reflecting carefully on all the possibilities and all the parameters, Anthony has decided he wants to leave Manchester United."
While both clubs are interested in the young Frenchman, neither side want to meet Man United's £100 million evaluation of the player.
20.02 BST: Juventus have had a busy summer and it could be about to get even busier.
Football Italia claim that Juve have made a €30 million bid for Porto full-back Alex Telles.
The 25-year-old Brazilian is an attack-minded full-back but Porto are holding out until someone meets his €40m buyout clause.
19.38 BST: Could Justin Meram be headed back to Columbus?
MLS Soccer writer Sam Stejskal writes -- and sources have confirmed to ESPN FC -- that Orlando and Columbus have started talking regarding a potential deal.
Meram is unhappy in Orlando and is looking for a return to the city he called home for the first seven seasons of his career.
Meram , who asked for a trade from Columbus in the offseason but has called his four months in Orlando the "hardest four months, maybe, of my life, my career." Meram has failed to make Orlando's 18-man gameday squad the past three games.
19.11 BST: Goal are reporting that Everton's move for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina is now just down to Barcelona signing off on the transfer.
Mina reportedly wants the move to Everton and has agreed to personal terms but is waiting for Barcelona to finalise the move.
The 23-year-old defender scored three goals at the World Cup with Colombia.
18.47 BST: Could Wolves be set to bring two Portugal stars to the Molineaux?
Reports indicate that Jorge Mendes is still trying to convince Andre Silva and Joao Mario to move to newly-promoted Wolves.
Both players are in need of a bit of a career resurgence as Silva's debut season at AC Milan was a disaster while Mario failed to impress on loan at West Ham.
Wolves already have a strong Portuguese influence. What's two more?
18.20 BST: Here's one from MLS. Bayern Munich according to multiple sources are talking with the Vancouver Whitecaps regarding 17-year-old Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies.
Davies has three goals and six assists so far this season for Vancouver and at just 17, is already the face of the Canada national team.
17.52 BST: West Brom and Newcastle have discussed a striker swap that would see Salomon Rondon head to Newcastle and Dwight Gayle go the other way and land at West Brom.
Newcastle are looking for a striker so that they can sell Aleksandar Mitrovic and target man Rondon seems to be their top target. With West Brom having been relegated, the Venezuelan is looking for a move to a top-flight club but has a £16.5million buyout clause.
17.24 BST: -- DONE DEAL -- Championship side Stoke City have signed Republic of Ireland and former West Brom winger James McClean.
Stoke City have completed the signing of @JamesMcC_14 from @WBA— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 22, 2018
The Potters have paid an initial £5million for the 29-year-old Republic of Ireland winger, although the fee could rise to £6million with add-ons.
👉 https://t.co/KfQcDUP495#SCFC 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/XjxgE4CMsp
17:00 BST: West Ham have enquired over the availability of Monaco's £18m-rated Thiago Mendes, according to The Times.
16:40 BST: Leicester boss Claude Puel insists the club has received no bids for reported Chelsea target Kasper Schmeichel.
16:20 BST: PSG are the latest big name interested in signing Miralem Pjanic, according to Mundo Deportivo -- and his arrival in the French capital would free up Adrien Rabiot to join Barcelona.
16:00 BST: Lazio could turn to Alex Iwobi as a replacement for Il Messaggero, who will cost from €20-25m. Lucas Perez, Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa other possible options.
15:40 BST: Sampdoria confirm the signing of goalkeeper Rafael from Napoli.
15:20 BST: Juventus have re-ignited their interest in Sergej Milkinkovic-Savic, according to Tuttosport.
15:00 BST: Pepe Reina is at Milan's training ground for the first time following his free transfer from Napoli.
Pepe Reina arrives at Milanello just in time to join the #DevilsInUSA! 🇺🇸@PReina25 per la prima volta a Milanello, pronto a volare con noi negli Stati Uniti! 🙌🏻— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 22, 2018
¡Bienvenido al equipo, Pepe! 🔴⚫#weareacmilan pic.twitter.com/SPozJoe76b
14:40 BST: Inter Milan believed they will be able to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich, according to Corriere dello Sport.
14:20 BST: Liverpool confirm Ryan Kent had joined Rangers on loan
14:00 BST: Mundo Deportivo claim the imminent arrival of Alexander Golovin to Chelsea opens the door to Willian joining Barcelona.
13:40 BST: Fenerbahce are interested in signing Rafinha from Barcelona, according to Sport.
13:20 BST: Real Madrid confirm they will present new goalkeeper Andriy Lunin on Monday. Marca claim he could be loaned out for the 2018-19 campaign.
13:00 BST: The Daily Mail are also reporting that Manchester United are considering a £65m bid for England's World Cup hero Harry Maguire.
12:40 BST: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn is awaiting Jurgen Klopp's decision over a loan move.
12:20 BST: Reports in Valencia suggest Los Che will confirm the signing of Kevin Gameiro from Atletico Madrid later today
📰FICHAJE @kevingameiro9— Héctor Gómez 💯 (@Generaldepie_) July 22, 2018
🤝 Confirmado con VCF el acuerdo total entre clubes desde hace días.
❌ @Simeone es quien no lo deja salir hasta que no haya recambio
- Marcelino quiere a Gameiro y por eso espera.
🇸🇬 El VCF convencido de que no viaja a Singapur con @Atleti pic.twitter.com/qYoeeVUryq
12:00 BST: Bristol City are close to completing a £1.5m deal for Cheltenham's Mo Eisa, according to various reports.
11:40 BST: More from the Daily Mail, who report that Leicester have rejected a £12m bid for Ahmed Musa from Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
11:20 BST: Lyon are ready to sell former Manchester United right-back Lyon are ready to sell former Manchester United right-back Rafael for just £3.5m, according to the Daily Mail.
11:00 BST: Sime Vrsaljko's impressive World Cup performances have elevated his market value to a point Inter Milan can no longer want to reach, according to AS. Various other reports suggest they are looking to secure an initial loan deal.
10:40 BST: Barcelona are concerned Manchester United will hijack their £65 million bid for Willian, according to The Mirror.
10:20 BST: New Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has failed to change Mateo Kovacic's mind, according to Marca. The Croatian is still determined to leave the Bernabeu.
10:00 BST: Borussia Dortmund are keen on signing Axel Wistel and will listen to offers from Nuri Sahin and Sebastian Rode, claim Waz.de.
09:40 BST: More from AS, with claims Atletico Madrid and Sporting Lisbon have reached an agreement over the sale of Gelson Martins.
09:20 BST: AS claim new PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is demanding three more signings following their 3-1 friendly defeat to Bayern Munich.
09:00 BST: The Sun claim Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is a target for Wolves, who will look to sign the Colombian on loan.
PAPER TALK: United ponder mega Maguire bid
Manchester United could bid £65m for Harry Maguire before the end of the transfer window, with Jose Mourinho a keen admirer.
The Mail claims a move for Maguire could be imminent once one of Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling is moved on.
Leicester are planning a new contract for England's World Cup star with wages of £75,000 per week.
Though the Foxes have identified two replacements should they receive an offer they can't refuse: Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Chelsea's Gary Cahill.
Roma plot Cech move
Roma are targeting Petr Cech to be their No. 1 next season after Liverpool bought Alisson for a world-record £67m.
The Giallorossi believe Cech is the ideal candidate to replace the Brazilian, reports the Sun, as the Arsenal star can bring added experience to an otherwise youthful side.
Unai Emery has brought in Bernd Leno for £22m and Cech could now be expendable.
Cech may need some convincing to move to Serie A though, having rejected Napoli earlier in the summer.
- Anthony Martial faces a battle to leave Manchester United this summer with the club adamant they will not sell, sources have told ESPN FC.
The French forward has struggled to impress Jose Mourinho and often found himself left out of the starting lineup last term, but United are intent on keeping the 22-year-old.
- Napoli are closing in on the signing of Santiago Arias from PSV, according to Corriere dello Sport.
- Corriere are also reporting that Inter Milan are putting a plan together to sign Arturo Vidal.
The Chilean midfielder is not thought to be in the plans of new Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac and a return to Serie A, after a spell with Juventus, could appeal.
- Man United are set to land Rochdale wonder kid Daniel Adshead, with the Mirror claiming the 17-year-old will cost just £1m.
Adshead impressed in a behind-closed-doors friendly and now appears to be on the brink of a dream move to Old Trafford.