Transfer news: Latest news and gossip from across the world
Chelsea have Hazard replacement
Chelsea want to sign Napoli sensation Lorenzo Insigne as a replacement for Eden Hazard.
Hazard is expected to join Real Madrid at the end of the season and, while he is coy over confirming his desire to leave the Blues, admits he knows his decision.
Insigne has starred for Napoli this season with 11 goals in 27 appearances.
But the Mail reckon Chelsea will have to fork out an eye-watering £140m to land Insigne – which may turn out to be MORE than Hazard’s transfer fee.
Transfer news LIVE: Lorenzo Insigne is wanted at Chelsea
Almiron set for debut
Miguel Almiron is set for his Newcastle debut after being granted a work permit.
Club record signing Almiron missed the weekends game with Tottenham after clinching his deadline day move.
But he can now play when Newcastle face Wolves on Monday night.
Almiron joined from Atlanta United for £21m.
Transfer news: Miguel Almiron is set for his Newcastle debut
Coutinho an option for Chelsea
Philippe Coutinho could be an option for Chelsea if they sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, according to the Telegraph.
Coutinho has been linked with a return to England after struggling in Barcelona this season.
And the former Liverpool man could be an option for the Blues in the summer with Eden Hazard expected to leave for Madrid.
An interview with French TV is expected to be aired tonight where Hazard discusses his future.
Transfer news: Philippe Coutinho is on Chelsea’s radar
Bakayoko wants Milan move
Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to join AC Milan on a permanent deal having enjoyed his loan move from Chelsea.
The France midfielder, 24, struggled under Antonio Conte last season and could make his move permanent.
He told French newspaper Nice Matin: “Milan are a legendary club. Who wouldn’t like to stay at a club like Milan for a long time?
“Having said that, I’m still under contract with Chelsea for the next three years. I don’t have all the cards.”
Transfer news: Tiemoue Bakayoko wants to stay at Milan
Wayne Rooney claims he could still play in the Premier League – despite being in America with DC United.
“If I’m being honest, I know quality-wise, I can still play in the Premier League,” he told CNN Sport.
“I know that. I’ve always been a confident person, and so I have high expectations of myself.
“And yeah, I’ve come here expecting to do well. And I think there was a surprise from people who have their opinions, which is fair enough, but I never doubted myself at all.”
Transfer news: Wayne Rooney says he could play in the Premier League again
Bayern chief denies ‘love’ claims
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has denied ‘falling in love’ with Chelsea ace Callum Hudson-Odoi after failing to sign the winger in January.
“You know the only one I’m in love with is my wife,” the former Bayern Munich midfielder said.
“But I am very, very convinced of the qualities this player has.
“He has a finesse which we need to play good, successful and sometimes even spectacular football.”
His comments were in response to Karl Heinz Rummenigge’s claim that he ‘loved’ the idea of signing the Chelsea ace.
Transfer news: Callum Hudson-Odoi was linked with a switch to Bayern Munich
Eden Hazard ‘decision’ made
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has made a decision on his future, according to an interview that will be aired today.
The Belgian star said in a documentary to be aired on Wednesday: “I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision.”
The 28 year old has repeatedly refused to commit himself to a new contract at Chelsea with his current deal running out in 2020.
And Hazard is now expected to move to Real Madrid in the summer.
Transfer news: Eden Hazard is set to reveal where he wants to play
Koulibaly wants Man Utd move
Kalidou Koulibaly wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to the Evening Standard.
United have made Koulibaly their No 1 defensive target going into the summer window.
And now the Senegal star reportedly wants to join them too.
United were looking at defenders in January but have been forced to wait until the summer with the window shutting.
Salah could leave Liverpool
Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool if they don’t win the Premier League, according to Emile Heskey.
“There’s always that risk [of players wanting to leave],” Heskey told Express Sport.
Ex-England man Heskey, who played 62 times for his country, thinks that although Salah may be tempted to seek pastures new in order to win a major competition, a big factor in keeping him at Anfield would be their passionate support.
“The relationship between the players and the Liverpool fans is such that they always want to give the league another go,” Heskey claimed.
“I’m not saying that they [Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane] wouldn’t go, but there is plenty of reason for them to stay.”