Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in doubt? Plus the reason why Cristiano Ronaldo shirt sales won’t cover transfer fee


Kieran Trippier is rumoured to be wanted by Real Madrid plus Thierry Henry linked with manager’s job

Here’s a round-up of all the top transfer rumours and football gossip from Saturday’s newspapers and online…

Eden Hazard could yet stay at Chelsea because new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is happy with his attacking options and not bothered about signing him. (Marca)

Juventus made a staggering $60m in shirt sales in the 24 hours following Cristiano Ronaldo’s unveiling, but sports lawyer Jake Cohen explains why that doesn’t even come close to covering his transfer fee. (Independent)

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has emerged as a shock target for Barcelona, who reportedly want the Belgian as their new No.2 – FULL STORY 

Real Madrid are rumoured to be plotting a bid for Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, after he impressed England at the World Cup. The Spanish giants are among a host of English and European clubs keen on the 27-year-old, who was named in the World Cup Team of the Tournament. (The Sun)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in on Aston Villa’s shortlist of managerial candidates, in the event the club’s new Egyptian owners decide to replace Steve Bruce. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid are preparing to make an opening £112million for Chelsea star man Eden Hazard. (Evening Standard)

Blues team-mate – and former Barcelona midfielder – Cesc Fabregas has revealed he is “speaking to Eden Hazard often” to try and keep the Belgian forward out of Real Madrid’s hands. (Daily Telegraph)

Is Simon Mignloet on his way to the Nou Camp this summer?

Is Simon Mignloet on his way to the Nou Camp this summer?

Meanwhile, Barcelona have made a third bid of around £55million for Chelsea winger Willian. (Sky Sports) 

And Joe Hart could be on his way to Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea considering a £5m bid for the 31-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper. (The Sun)

The Blues are also now targeting Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, having already shown an interest in team-mates Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani. (The Sun)

Neymar has dismissed suggestions he is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain, as Real step up their search for Cristiano Ronaldo’s replacement. (Marca)

Crystal Palace have put a £70million price tag on winger Wilfried Zaha. The 25-year-old wants to leave Selhurst Park and is being chased by Everton and Borussia Dortmund. (The Sun)

Trippier was one of England’s top performers at the World Cup – scoring a goal in their semi-final defeat to Croatia

Trippier was one of England’s top performers at the World Cup – scoring a goal in their semi-final defeat to Croatia

Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish is edging closer to a move to Tottenham, with the 22-year-old’s move to north London expected to be completed by early next week. (Daily Mirror)

Everton have made a £14m bid for Barcelona’s 25-year-old French defender Lucas Digne – who manager Marco Silva believes could be Leighton Baines’ long-term successor at Goodison Park – FULL STORY

Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom, 22, is heading for the exit, with a £2m return to Belgian side Sint-Truiden the likeliest move for the forward. (The Independent)

In-demand Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, says he is “so happy” at Manchester City amid reports of a £16m bid for his services from Wolves, while Fulham and Newcastle are also interested in the Ukraine international. (Express & Star)

Is 25-year-old Wilfried Zaha worth £70million?

Is 25-year-old Wilfried Zaha worth £70million?

West Ham and Newcastle are in talks over a £10million move for 24-year-old Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron. (The Sun)

Fulham look set to sign Spanish goalkeeper keeper Fabri in £5m deal from Besiktas, and also have a £20m deal ready for Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. (The Sun)

Newcastle will reportedly use the cash raised by Mitrovic’s exit to fund a £16.5m move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon. (Daily Star)

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