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Hazard to stall on contract in hopes of Real Madrid move

Eden Hazard will stall on any contract offer from Chelsea in the hope of securing a summer move to Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgian playmaker is looking for the exit, but Real Madrid’s interest may only be acted upon this summer if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge.

The report also states Thibaut Courtois is anxious to follow Hazard out the door to the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid see Pulisic as Bale replacement

Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund Augsburg

Real Madrid think Christian Pulisic would be a suitable replacement for Gareth Bale should the club be unable to strike a deal for Neymar, reports Diario Gol.

The Welsh winger is expected to make his exit from the Spanish capital at the end of the season.

And while Neymar is Madrid’s number one target, should a move for the Brazilian not happen, Pulisic would be an option at the cost of €80 million.

Arsenal after Leverkusen goalkeeper

Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen Germany

Arsenal and Napoli are two of the teams believed to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno according to Bild.

Napoli have been admirers of Leno since last summer and are prepared to go in for him once more after the season.

And the Gunners also have interest in Leno, who only wants to leave if he can be a clear-cut No.1 at his new club.

Southampton to sack Pellegrino after the season

Pellegrino Southampton

Southampton have already made the decision to sack Mauricio Pellegrino following the season, regardless of whether the team avoids relegation reports the Mirror.

Replacements are already being lined up, with Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic and Ostersund boss Graham Potter among those in the frame.

The club is hesitant to fire Pellegrino midseason for fear of a panic appointment, but his time with Southampton will come to an end when the campaign finishes.

Manchester clubs and Arsenal to fight for Jorginho

Jorginho Napoli

The Manchester clubs and Arsenal are set to battle for Napoli’s Jorginho according to the Sun.

The midfielder has a number of Premier League suitors, with Liverpool previously believed to have interest.

Now it appears even more top-six clubs have joined the fray for Jorginho, who is expected to cost around £60 million.

Man Utd to bid for €60m Varane

Raphael Varane Real Madrid

Manchester United are ready to make a bid to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, claims Diario Gol .

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring in a new centre-back in the summer and has identified Varane as the key man to stabilise his defence.

Madrid president Florentino Perez would be willing to sell the France international, if United offer €60 million at the end of the season.

Kimmich to sign new Bayern deal

Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich 2017

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Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich is close to signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena, according to Kicker.

Kimmich joined Bayern in 2015 from RB Leipzig and has established himself as a vital part of the Bayern side.

The right-back’s current deal expires in 2020, but he is expected to agree a renewal to stay with the club until either 2022 or 2023.