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Premier League transfer news: Hazard, Mbappe, Pogba, Sane, Felix, James

Eden Hazard’s move from Chelsea to Real Madrid takes a step closer

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Blues to sell Hazard

Chelsea “are prepared” to sell Eden Hazard to Real Madrid this summer over fears that if he leaves on a free transfer next year it would have “repercussions” because of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

The Daily Mail reports that despite facing a transfer ban the Blues know a big-money sale of the Belgian “would ease FFP issues”.

Chelsea want a fee of £87m for the 28-year-old. He is out of contract next year and would be available for nothing at the end of his deal. 

PSG: Mbappe will stay

Kylian Mbappe hinted this week that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain but the French champions say that the World Cup winner is going nowhere. PSG said in a statement: “Strong links have united PSG and Kylian Mbappe for two years and that same story will continue next season.” Mbappe said he was facing a “turning point” in his career and this has put Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City on “red alert”. (Sky Sports

Bayern confident of Sane deal

Bayern Munich are confident of signing Leroy Sane from Manchester City. The German international winger, 23, is being lined up to replace Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. (Daily Mirror

Reds call off De Ligt chase

Liverpool have “opted against pursuing a move” for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt. The Champions League finalists have concluded that there’s no room in their squad for the 19-year-old defender. See the latest Liverpool transfer news here

£138m for Pogba

Manchester United will demand a fee of £138m for Paul Pogba. The French midfielder has been linked with Real Madrid, Barcelona and former club Juventus. (Daily Star

James agrees terms

Swansea City winger Daniel James will become Manchester United’s first signing of the summer after reportedly agreeing personal terms on a move to Old Trafford. It is understood that United will pay £15m for the 21-year-old. (Sky Sports News)

Felix also a target

Another highly-rated youngster who Manchester United have their eye on is Benfica star Joao Felix. United are ready to meet the £105m release clause to sign Felix but will face competition from Real Madrid. Other interested clubs include Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus. (Daily Mirror)

Koulibaly bid rejected

Napoli have rejected a £95m bid from Manchester United for Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. (The Sun

Spurs keen on Gomez

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to buy a striker to be back-up for England captain Harry Kane. Spurs have held talks with Celta Vigo for £43m-rated Maxi Gomez, who had previously been linked with Liverpool and West Ham. (Daily Star

Llorente set to leave

Tottenham have not triggered a one-year contract extension for Fernando Llorente. The 34-year-old Spanish striker is now set to leave Spurs and is linked with AC Milan, Roma, Valencia and Marseille. (Daily Mirror)

Giroud to remain at the Bridge

It looks likely that Chelsea have convinced French striker Olivier Giroud to stay at Stamford Bridge for another year. The 32-year-old has been a target for Ligue 1 clubs Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon. (London Evening Standard


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