Gossip Column: Higuain, Perez, Konate, Matic, Hazard


Football Gossip Column

Football gossip & rumours: 05/05/16,

Antonio Conte wants Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, 28, as his first major signing for the club. The new Chelsea boss is prepared to bid up to £42m to land the player.

Newcastle‘s Spanish forward Ayoze Perez, 22 is a wanted man with La Liga giants Barcelona plotting a summer transfer move.

Moussa Konate, 23, is being trailed by Tottenham, the Senegalese striker has been in great form for his club FC Sion, scoring 24 goals in 46 games.

Juventus have been linked to Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, 27, the Italian club will look to sign Matic if they lose Paul Pogba this summer.

Another Chelsea player looks set to stay however, with Eden Hazard, 25, going on record to quash reports linking him away from Stamford Bridge this summer are false.

Eden’s brother Thorgan Hazard, 23, is set for a transfer, with newly crowned champions Leicester City looking to sign the midfield play-maker from Borussia Monchengladbach.


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