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Premier League transfer news: Hazard, Lo Celso, Maguire, Maddison, Lukaku, Trippier

Chelsea reportedly agree £115m fee with Real Madrid for Eden Hazard

Premier League transfer news and rumours

Hazard set for £115m move to Real

Eden Hazard’s long-awaited move to Real Madrid has taken a huge step with reports claiming that Chelsea have agreed a £115m fee with the Spanish giants.

The Sun says that negotiations between the two clubs have “reached a resolution” and Hazard is expected to sign a four-year deal worth £400,000 a week.

Real president Florentino Perez said: “We have been trying to make Hazard a Real Madrid player for several years. We are working on a project to make people dream again, where we recover our hunger and ambition. Last year we wanted him, but this year he only has one year left on his contract and it is easier.”

Belgium playmaker Hazard will line up for Chelsea in tonight’s Europa League final against Arsenal. He says victory in Baku would be the “perfect farewell”, Sky Sports reports.

Hazard said: “I just want to win the trophy, that is it. It does not matter if I score or I do not score. If it is my last game, I hope to bring the trophy. Would it be the perfect farewell? Yes.”

Spurs bid £53m for Lo Celso

The Daily Telegraph reports that Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid of £53m for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. The 23-year-old Argentine international has been linked with a host of clubs and The Guardian says that Betis are insisting his €100m (£88m) release clause must be met.

Lukaku will take pay cut

According to reports in Italy Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is willing to take a pay cut to move to Inter Milan. (BBC Sport/Gazzetta dello Sport)

Atletico eye Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs in recent seasons but it appears that he could be on his way to Atletico Madrid. (Cadena Ser)

Alderweireld set for Spurs stay

Toby Alderweireld is set to “spurn” Manchester United and stay at Tottenham. The Belgium defender said: “My only focus is Spurs. Because of this focus I think I had a good season as well. I have one year left on my contract, so in my head, I will play for Spurs next season.” (Daily Mail)

Toby Alderweireld in action for Tottenham against Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku

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Trippier ‘too old’ for Napoli

One Tottenham defender who could be on the move this summer is Kieran Trippier. The right-back has been linked with Napoli, but The Sun reports the 28-year-old has been deemed “too old” for the Italian club. However, The Guardian says that Everton and Manchester United are “monitoring the situation”.

Jovic hints at Prem move

Manchester City have been given a boost in their pursuit of Eintracht Frankfurt forward Luka Jovic. The Manchester Evening News reports that the 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. There has also been interest from Manchester United, but apparently the young striker is keeping his options open for the time being. See more Man City transfer news.

Three Lions stars focused on club and country

England internationals Harry Maguire and Declan Rice are only focused on their clubs and country, not potential summer transfers. Leicester City defender Maguire and West Ham midfielder Rice have both been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City. Maguire said: “When I’m away with England, I don’t think about anything to do with club football.” Rice added: “I know there’s speculation but during the season I signed a new five-year contract with West Ham, so my focus is fully on playing for West Ham.” (Sky Sports)

Maguire urges Maddison to stay

Harry Maguire believes that team-mate James Maddison should stay at Leicester City despite rumours that Tottenham are interested in signing the playmaker. Maguire said: “He’s a talented boy, he’s got everything going for him and I think at the moment Leicester is a great club for him. I think he’s going to learn from being at Leicester and I think he’ll keep improving. So there might be some bids coming in for him but I’m sure Leicester will want to keep hold of him.” (Leicester Mercury)

Wilson set to leave Anfield

Harry Wilson has sparked a “transfer scramble” by deciding to leave Liverpool this summer. The 22-year-old Welsh international starred on loan at Derby County this season and has attracted the interest of clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga. Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton, Augsburg, Hertha Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt are all keen on the winger. (Daily Mirror)

Emery eyes Meunier

Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier is a summer target for Arsenal. Gunners boss Unai Emery was the 27-year-old’s former manager at PSG. (France Football)

Cherries want Mignolet

Liverpool back-up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is wanted by Bournemouth. The 31-year-old lost his place to Alisson and looks set to leave Anfield. (The Sun)


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