Arsenal target Raheem Sterling, 22, is holding off on contract talks until after next summer in the hope he has a good tournament and can persuade Manchester City to pay him more. Has anyone told he is playing for England in Russia…?
Eden Hazard, 26, isn’t in a hurry to sign a new £300k per week deal with Chelsea. He’s waiting for Real Madrid to make a move.
And an offer is being prepared as the Spanish champions believe Hazard is just the man to make Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, tick.
In true transfer madness style, Besiktas value Cenk Tosun, 26, at €100m. It’s hard to work out whether Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are crying tears at another target being priced out of the market or tears of laughter.
Real Madrid are set to challenge West Ham United for the services of Krasnodar striker Fyodor Smolov, 27, which is sure to set Ronaldo’s pulse racing.
Ahmed Musa,25, may be heading to Hull City but he won’t be reuniting with Leonid Slutsky; he’s been sacked by the Tigers which may cause the Leicester City striker to have second thoughts about a loan deal.
Manchester United believe they will sign Danny Rose, 27, in 2018. Tottenham didn’t succeed in putting them off with a £45m fee so bumped it up to £50m for good measure.