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TOP STORY: Hazard warning — Real, Chelsea reach deal

Real Madrid and Chelsea have reached a deal for Eden Hazard that Marca describes as “imminent.”

According to the report, Hazard will switch Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu and is already keen on finding a place to live in the Spanish capital “for the next six years.”

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has described Hazard as “a fantastic player” and said he has been following the Belgium international’s career from an early age. Hazard, for his part, has never hidden his desire to one day play for Real Madrid.

The Marca report doesn’t detail how much the potential deal would be worth, only stating that Madrid rebuffed Chelsea’s initial asking price of €200 million.

Robben set for shocking MLS move

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben could say no to a possible move to Inter Milan in favour of an MLS club, CalcioMercato understands. 

The Dutchman already has said that he will leave Bayern at the end of this season, and he’s set to miss the rest of the German side’s campaign through injury.

At the age of 35, Robben now considers the United States a viable place to continue his career, despite the fact that Inter Milan have held talks with the player.

Robben joined Bayern in 2009, and he has made almost 200 appearances for the Bavarian side.

Spanish giants could come calling for Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has been a rock at the heart of Liverpool’s defence since signing with the club halfway through last season, so much so that former Leicester City defender Robert Huth says it would be no surprise to see Real Madrid and Barcelona come calling, the Daily Star reports. 

“I’d be surprised if these guys [Real Madrid and Barcelona] aren’t looking at him. There aren’t too many players [like him],” Huth said.

“Liverpool are a great club, but there are a couple of clubs bigger in terms of world stature. Real are consistently competing for the Champions League and league titles.”

Chelsea could escape transfer ban for Andersson

Swedish 15-year-old attacker Edwin Andersson will reportedly sign for Chelsea in the summer, despite the club having a transfer ban, according to the Expressen

Andersson trained with Manchester United last year, and his performances for Swedish side IFK Gothenburg have even drawn comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Blues were hit with a two-window transfer ban in February for the illegal recruitment of 29 young players.

However, Edwin Andersson’s father, Mikael, said: “There have been an incredible number of clubs from virtually all countries that have been interested in him.

“But he has chosen to go to Chelsea when it’s time. According to the rules, he must be 16 first and then it is up to the clubs to agree. There’s still some details, but the day it’s time, he has decided that it’ll be Chelsea.”

Bonucci Madrid move back on the cards

Leonardo Bonucci has made headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. The Italian made controversial comments on Moise Kean‘s celebration in Juventus’ game against Cagliari, after the teen had been the victim of racist chants in the ground.

Now, Bonucci is in the press with question marks over his future at Juventus, with Real Madrid among those hoping to sign him, CalcioMercato reports. 

A move to La Liga was hinted at when Real announced their interest in the defender last season, but his return to Juventus from AC Milan put an end to that speculation.

However, it’s understood that he could help take Madrid’s defence to the next level and could serve as a replacement for Raphael Varane, who may be on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu.


Filipe Luis has said that teammate Diego Godin is due to sign for Inter Milan this summer, with the Uruguayan’s contract running out at Atletico Madrid, CalcioMercato reports. 

Luis added: “Losing players like Godin and Lucas Hernandez will weigh a lot in the locker room.”

– Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser could be moving to Arsenal this summer, the Mirror reports. Cherries manager Eddie Howe said: “We have spoken to Ryan and his representatives about his contract. It is one where we will see what happens. There is no doubting Ryan’s quality and how highly we think of him. He is an outstanding talent but it is a two-way prospect to sign a contract, so let’s wait and see.”

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