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TOP STORY: Chelsea won’t budge on Hazard
Chelsea have warned Real Madrid they will not sell star man Eden Hazard — even for £170 million.
The Belgian enjoyed a superb World Cup and is seen as the ideal Galactico to appease Madrid’s fan base following the £88m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hazard has two years left on his contract though, which provides the Blues with some security ahead of the premature closure of this summer’s transfer window at the start of the Premier League season.
The Blues would not even accept the second-highest fee of all time — the highest being £200m for Neymar. And they are even hoping Hazard can be convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2020, according to the Mirror, with a new contract worth around £300,000 per week set to be offered.
Eden Hazard cut a very frustrated figure against Man City on Sunday. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty ImagesUnited ponder mega Maguire bid
Manchester United could bid £65m for Harry Maguire before the end of the transfer window, with Jose Mourinho a keen admirer.
The Mail claims a move for Maguire could be imminent once one of Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling is moved on.
Leicester are planning a new contract for England’s World Cup star with wages of £75,000 per week.
Though the Foxes have identified two replacements should they receive an offer they can’t refuse: Barcelona’s Yerry Mina and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.
Roma plot Cech move
Roma are targeting Petr Cech to be their No. 1 next season after Liverpool bought Alisson for a world-record £67m.
The Giallorossi believe Cech is the ideal candidate to replace the Brazilian, reports the Sun, as the Arsenal star can bring added experience to an otherwise youthful side.
Unai Emery has brought in Bernd Leno for £22m and Cech could now be expendable.
Cech may need some convincing to move to Serie A though, having rejected Napoli earlier in the summer.
– Anthony Martial faces a battle to leave Manchester United this summer with the club adamant they will not sell, sources have told ESPN FC.
The French forward has struggled to impress Jose Mourinho and often found himself left out of the starting lineup last term, but United are intent on keeping the 22-year-old.
– Napoli are closing in on the signing of Santiago Arias from PSV, according to Corriere dello Sport.
– Corriere are also reporting that Inter Milan are putting a plan together to sign Arturo Vidal.
The Chilean midfielder is not thought to be in the plans of new Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac and a return to Serie A, after a spell with Juventus, could appeal.
– Man United are set to land Rochdale wonder kid Daniel Adshead, with the Mirror claiming the 17-year-old will cost just £1m.
Adshead impressed in a behind-closed-doors friendly and now appears to be on the brink of a dream move to Old Trafford.