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Eden Hazard’s departure key to Real Madrid’s Haaland-Mbappe plan


The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s a lot of gossip swirling about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumors, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Arsenal want Hazard key to Real Madrid’s Haaland plan

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Real Madrid but a move to Arsenal could be on the cards, according to Diario Sport.

Hazard has recently been linked with Arsenal, and Real Madrid may need the ex-Chelsea striker’s departure proceeds if they are to have the transfer funds to complete the signing of Hazard. Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain.

Los Blancos have also been linked with Mbappe, who is set to be a free agent when his contract ends on June 30.

Although Real Madrid weren’t as important in the race for Haaland, the ties have endured. However, the Norwegian has concerns about fitting into the same team as Karim Benzema and Manchester City remain the favorites to make the signing – should he leave PSG.

Even without paying a fee to PSG for Mbappe, completing both transfers would be huge financially, and Madrid plan to raise funds by moving Hazard to help deal with that.

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11.01 BST: Brazil internationals Richarlison looks like a wanted man this summer whether Everton stay in the Premier League or are relegated to the Championship.

Sport Witness reports that Manchester United and Real Madrid have both investigated the 24-year-old but have not taken any further action yet.

Everton are going to have to secure transfer fees for star players this summer after posting losses of over £100m for the third year in a row. Richarlison seems a likely candidate to provide much-needed funds.

10.18 BST: Newcastle United are the latest club to be linked with the Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillipsreports The i.

Phillips, 26, has become a regular for England over the past two seasons and, along with striker Raphinha, is sought after by a number of Premier League clubs this summer.

He has previously been linked with Manchester United, and it is now reported that Newcastle are considering a move as they seek to rebuild their midfield with Premier League survival all but assured after Friday night’s 1-0 win over Wolves .

09:30 BST: Liverpool striker Mohammad Salah told Sky Sports he is not ready to talk about his future at this time, with his contract at Liverpool having just over a year to run.

Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Sunday in what could be a title decider with the sides a point clear in the Premier League table.

But speculation about Salah’s future refuses to go away. The Egypt international turns 30 this summer, which means it will be the last big deal of his career. Liverpool remain confident they will agree the terms of an extension, but the player won’t be fired over what’s to come.

“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation,” Salah said. “We are in the most important period for the team, so I just have to talk about the team, focus on what is happening with the team and that is the most important thing.

And the player refused to commit to Liverpool when asked if he was confident a new deal could be agreed.

“I can’t say yes, I can’t say no but I’ve already said what I want many times,” he added. “But again, I cannot deepen my contract now because it is a very sensitive situation.

“The team needs to win and I can’t just do the news and talk about my contract. I just focus on the team, and that’s it.”

GOSSIP PAPER

– AC Milan have identified Real Madrid Marco Asensio as their main priority for the right wing, report Tuttosport, who state that it would take between €25m and €30m to land the Spaniard. They might be helped by the fact Los Blancos are debating whether to offer him a contract beyond his current contract, which ends in 2023. However, there is also Premier League competition and Milan may find it difficult to meet his wage demands.

– that of Turin Bremer remains Internazionale’s main centre-back option for the summer transfer window, report Nicolas Schira, who adds that they have already made contact with the Brazil agent twice. Inter are currently offering him €2.5m a year, while they will also speak to Torino in the coming weeks to reach an agreement, with Il Toro wanting between 25 and 30 million euros.

– Juventus have a draft agreement to sign Raoul Bellanova for between €8m and €9m, Calciomercato report, although that also depends on Cagliari’s ability to make his loan from Bordeaux a permanent transfer. Assuming the deal goes through, it’s also unclear whether Bellanova would go straight to Massimiliano Allegri’s side to fight for a spot in the squad or initially go on loan – possibly to Cagliari again.

– Ajax Amsterdam and Leeds United are all on the hunt for the Fluminense winger Matheus Martinsas reported by Ekrem Konour. So far this season, the 18-year-old has managed two goals and one assist in 10 appearances across all competitions.

– The Rangers will allow Amad Diallo to return to Manchester United at the earliest opportunity after being disappointed with their performance since joining on loan in January, according to Football Insider. The Scottish giants will not attempt to extend his loan or sign him permanently, after he has managed just six appearances so far, scoring once.



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