One Chelsea forward is looking for a move away, while Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is pulling strings to try and land a Bayern Munich star, according to European papers.
REAL MADRID GIVEN HUGE HAZARD BOOST
Chelsea star Eden Hazard is fed up of life at Stamford Bridge and will look to secure a move to Real Madrid, according to a report.
Hazard has a contract which expires in June 2020 and his long-term future has been often discussed, with a move to Real strongly touted.
The forward joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012 and has admitted he is uncertain whether to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge or seek a “dream” move to the Bernabeu.
Hazard has been in sparkling form this season and was asked about persistent rumours of a switch to Real after a win at Southampton.
“Real Madrid is the best club in the world. It is my dream since I was a kid,” he revealed.
“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future.”
Now, Diario Gol claim that the 27-year-old is ‘fed up’ at the club, with the new deal awarded to N’Golo Kante seen as part of the reasoning.
The longer Hazard’s contract saga continues, the more likely he is to have his head turned by Real Madrid interest, and the more hopeful Los Blancos will be about getting Chelsea to sell.
CHELSEA STEAL A MARCH ON MAN UTD WITH MEGA BID
Chelsea look set to stun Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona by winning the race for an Inter Milan star, a report claims.
Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar has been a long-time target for Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, who remains desperate to land a new centre-back in January after missing out on several targets over the summer.
However, reports recently emerged suggesting that United now face major rivals in their efforts to sign the £70m-rated star as Chelsea have joined the race.
Now, reports in Italy go one further by suggesting that the Blues are now firmly ahead in the race to land Skriniar in January.
Both La Repubblica and Tuttosport believe that Chelsea have pushed themselves into the ascendancy, with the latter reporting that Sarri is ready to offer €80m in order to get the deal over the line.
Sarri wants to bring in some younger defensive talent, with Gary Cahill and David Luiz both on the wrong side of 30, and sees the man he viewed at close hand during his time at Napoli as a perfect fit at Stamford Bridge.
AND THE REST
AC Milan submitted an offer to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as the Serie A transfer window threatened to close (Corriere della Sera)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has got in touch with a FIFA agent in an attempt to seal the transfer of Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba (Diario Gol)
Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Isco and Lucas Vazquez as among those who would likely move on were Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid (Don Balon)
Manchester United look to have been given a big opportunity to seal the transfer of Julian Weigl as his Borussia Dortmund future has been thrown into doubt (Bild)
Real Madrid have turned down an approach from Juventus to sign full-back Marcelo in the January transfer window (Calciomercato)
Adrien Rabiot is set to meet with PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi one final time in an effort to work out a deal (Sport)
Barcelona are considering a January swoop for former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic (Goal)
Paco Alcacer has joined Borussia Dortmund on a permanent basis from Barcelona, with the Bundesliga side taking up an option in his loan to land him on a deal until 2023
Juventus star Alex Sandro will not leave the club in January, despite firm interest from Real Madrid and Man Utd (Calciomercato)
Juventus are ready to block January departures for Medhi Benatia and Daniele Rugani (Goal)
Arsenal and Barcelona are interested in Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals, who has a €40m clause (Marca)
Tottenham scouted Cagliari star Nicolo Barella (21), during the latest Italy v USA friendly in Belgium (TMW)
AC Milan are targeting French international striker Wissam Ben Yedder (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid have now set their sights on two relatively low-cost signings by targeting Adrien Rabiot and Julian Draxler from PSG, with the duo apparently available for a combined €60million (Don Balon)
Roma’s Kostas Manolas is the latest defensive option to register on Manchester United’s transfer radar (Corriere dello Sport)
French prodigy Kylian Mbappe is being eyed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez if they are unable to secure the mega transfer of PSG superstar Neymar (Don Balon)
Liverpool are not interested in paying the €38m release clause attached to AC Milan star Suso (Calciomercato)
Real Madrid will not extend Luka Modric’s deal with the club at its conclusion in 2020 (Mundo Deportivo)
Real Madrid could get an opportunity to win the transfer battle for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in a swap deal involving Keylor Navas (Don Balon)
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