Football rumours from the media
Eden Hazard could be in line for a move away from the Premier League.
Eden Hazard will stall on a new deal at Chelsea in the hope that Real Madrid launch a bid to sign him, the Daily Mail reports. The paper says the Spanish side have had a long-standing interest in the striker, but that any offer is only likely to materialise if Zinedine Zidane stays in charge.
What the papers say
Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have all set their sights on Napoli ace Jorginho, according to the Sun. The paper says a number of Premier League clubs have sent scouts to watch the Italian midfielder, who has been in impressive form recently.
Liverpool are said to be looking to bring back former player Suso. The Mirror reports on claims in the Italian media that Jurgen Klopp could take advantage this summer of the 24-year-old AC Milan star’s 40 million euro (£36million) release clause, as the side look to replace Philippe Coutinho.
Everton have put Jamie Vardy at the top of their summer target list, according to the Mirror. The paper says it is believed the Leicester striker would jump at the chance to move to Merseyside, and would be in line for a significant pay rise.
Southampton are ready to sack manager Mauricio Pellegrino even if they survive relegation, the Sun claims. The paper says the club have already begun thinking about potential replacements, with Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic and Ostersund boss Graham Potter both in the frame.
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Mario Balotelli is moving on again in the summer ✈️https://t.co/bhCmOhbZrh— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 6, 2018
Players to watch
Hector Bellerin: Barcelona are leading the race to sign the Arsenal defender this summer, according to reports. The Mirror says Italian outlet Tuttosport claims Juventus have pulled out of the running for the 22-year-old Spaniard, who looks likely to leave Arsenal in the summer. Barca are said to be long-term admirers.
Fabian Ruiz: Stoke City could reportedly face competition from Lazio to sign the Real Betis midfielder. TalkSport says reports in Spain suggest Lazio want the 21-year-old as a potential replacement for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, meaning the Premier League side could face tough competition for his signature.