Paper Talk: Real offer £100m & Bale for Chelsea ace; £25m for Smalling

Date published: Sunday 18th February 2018 10:02

Real Madrid are ready to offer Chelsea £100million plus a player exchange to get Eden Hazard, while Man Utd have named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling, according to Sunday’s newspapers.

 

REAL LOOKING TO LURE CHELSEA INTO HAZARD DEAL

Real Madrid will reportedly offer £100m plus Gareth Bale to tempt Chelsea into parting company with Eden Hazard in the summer.

The reigning La Liga champions are set for a massive summer revamp after a disastrous title defence this season, and Hazard is believed to be their top target.

Real will completely overhaul their squad, with a number of tops stars leaving, including Gareth Bale, while head coach Zinedine Zidane will also be axed.

Bale has been a long-term target for Manchester United but according to a report in the Sunday Express, Real will offer the former Tottenham winger plus £100m to try and lure Hazard to the Bernabeu.

Hazard, along with Blues stopper Thibaut Courtois, has been in new contract talks with the Blues for some time but the club have been unable to tie the pair down.

Now Real are hoping that the offer of Bale and a significant transfer fee will tempt Roman Abramovich into allowing one of prized assets to move on.

Hazard, himself, has admitted in the past that he one day dreams of playing for the Spanish giants, telling French TV channel Canal+ in Novmeber: “Everyone knows the admiration I have for Real, but for now I’m a Blue.”

The question now, however, is how much longer the 27-year-old will continue being ‘a Blue’.

 

AND THE REST

Sadio Mane is set for a bumper pay rise after his heroics for Liverpool in the Champions League (Sunday Mirror)

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has backed Luis Enrique to be a star at Chelsea if he takes over (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will call on other Premier League clubs to back their campaign against heinous tacklers (Sunday Mirror)

Brentford manager Dean Smith will open talks with the Championship club this week over a new long-term deal (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City are looking to Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl in their search for a midfield enforcer (Sunday Mirror)

Goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri is set to sign a three-year deal with Crystal Palace this week (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea would demand Sergio Aguero in exchange for Eden Hazard if Manchester City go after the Belgium star this summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, says he is “really happy” at the club amid reports of a move to Real Madrid (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in the summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Tottenham stars fear Toby Alderweireld is leaving the club this summer (Sun on Sunday)

Watford pair Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure could be heading to Tottenham in the summer as Mauricio Pochettino plans a £50m double swoop (Sun on Sunday)

Germany striker Timo Werner has admitted he would like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City (Sun on Sunday)

Juventus ace Paulo Dybala has returned to training ahead of the return Champions League leg against Spurs (Sun on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho was involved in a furious bust-up with Paul Pogba and Phil Jones after Manchester United’s defeat at Newcastle (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are set to reward young left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko with a new deal (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has emerged as a target for Newcastle United (Sun on Sunday)

Leeds United could make a move for Bristol City midfielder Josh Brownhill, who is stalling on a new contract at Ashton Gate (Sun on Sunday)

West Ham are closing on a deal to sign Saint-Etienne’s exciting midfielder Jonathan Bamba (Sun on Sunday)

Nottingham Forest will make a move for Hull defender Michael Dawson at the end of the season after failing to land him in January (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham and Arsenal are battling it out for Stevenage youngster Ben Wilmot (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s son Josh will conduct a review of the club as they prepare for life after Arsene Wenger (Mail on Sunday)

Man City’s Gabriel Jesus is closing in on a return despite his entourage being denied re-entry into the UK (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s desire to sign Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic could be helped by the Bundesliga side’s interest in loan star Michy Batshuayi (Mail on Sunday)

Jose Mourinho says he does “not know” if Paul Pogba will be fit for Man Utd’s Champions League clash with Sevilla (Mail on Sunday)

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas admits Lionel Messi has gone quiet on him ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona (Mail on Sunday)

 

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