Sunday 22nd July 2018
Chelsea won’t be bullied by Real Madrid over Eden Hazard, 27, although they are still waiting to find out if that’s alright with the Spaniards.
Manchester United want Harry Maguire but ‘I wants’ don’t get, not without parting with £65m. Leicester City are among the many clubs not interested in Marcos Rojo, 28, Eric Bailly, 24, or Chris Smalling, 28.
Mail on Sunday
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are set to trigger Anthony Martial’s one-year contract extension which keeps him at Old Trafford…
…although Chelsea and Bayern Munich could change their minds if they stump up the €100m United are demanding. So, Martial is staying at Old Trafford…
Arsenal are close to landing Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer, 29.
And one man leaving Chelsea is Olivier Giroud, 31, who Atletico Madrid want on a one-year loan.
Islam Slimani, 30, is set to do one from Leicester City with Sporting Clube ready to take him back to Portugal.
Also set to sling his hook from the King Power is Ahmed Musa although Al Nassr will need to bid more than £12m.
Mail on Sunday
Manchester City’s second signing of the summer will be Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 28, with the Premier League champions wafting €100m under Juve’s noses.
And today’s comedy offering comes from Merseyside. First up, Everton are genuinely willing to pay £40m for Richarlison, 21, the non-scoring, non-creating Watford striker.
Over at Anfield, they can’t stop crying with laughter at the news Barcelona are keen on butter-fingered Simon Mignolet, 30, who will replace Liverpool-bound Jasper Cillessen, 29. Honestly, that’s what it says here. Barcelona. Simon Mignolet.