PSG Set To Raid Chelsea For Courtois, Hazard Paris Saint-Germain ended Chelsea's hopes of...
PSG Set To Raid Chelsea For Courtois, Hazard
Paris Saint-Germain ended Chelsea's hopes of Champions League football next season, and it turns out the Ligue 1 side are seemingly not content with just the win, and are planning to dismantle the London club's squad with a stunning double swoop in the summer.
The Express reports that the Parisians are set to outdo Real Madrid for Eden Hazard, using the Spanish club's ongoing battle against a transfer ban to their advantage. It's also understood that they will also make an audacious offer for Belgium international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as they look to cement their place as one of Europe's super clubs.
|On the decline: Hazard who won the PFA award last season has 0 goals in 26 PL games this season|
Hazard's future in west London looks uncertain as the 25-year-old's standing at the club has gone from hero to zero in the space of one season. Last year's PFA player of the year looks a shadow of his former self and has been in poor form for the Blues this term, managing just two goals -- both coming in the FA Cup.
Oscar and Diego Costa have both been linked with exits from the club, while Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy, Pedro, Nemanja Matic and Alexandre Pato joining the exodus at Stamford Bridge this summer.
City Look To Build Around Bonucci
Pep Guardiola wants to build a new Manchester City defence around Juventus' £25 million-rated centre-half Leonardo Bonucci, claims the Mail. Guardiola once described Bonucci as one of his "favourite-ever players," and the Spaniard feels that he could convince the Italian into joining City should the environment, both on and off the pitch, suit the player.
|Bonucci targeted by City's incoming manager Pep Guardiola|
A move for the Juventus centre-half would not necessarily rule out a bid for Everton's John Stones, but the Italian is his No. 1 target, as the incoming manager looks to clear out his squad from top to bottom -- getting rid of everything he feels is not up to standard.
Bonucci has been crucial to Juventus' success this season, featuring 36 times in all competitions.
Spurs Plan £25 Million Swoop For Henderson
Tottenham are plotting a surprise raid on rivals Liverpool for skipper Jordan Henderson, reports the Sun.
Spurs want to celebrate their superb season by making a £25 million move for the England midfield dynamo as they look to back Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.
|Could Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson be off to Spurs for Champions league football?|
With Champions League football next season all-but-certain, Tottenham chiefs think they may have a real chance of pulling off a remarkable coup that would also weaken one of their main top-four contenders in the future.
Daniel Levy knows that there will not be a better time to strike, with Pochettino's side having their best season in memory, and need to build on it. There is also the nagging fear that the Argentinian's coach has done such great work that he will attract major interest in himself this summer.
Henderson, however, seems settled on Merseyside, and fully intends on staying as a key part of Jurgen Klopp's plans since he took over. Liverpool do not want to lose him, so the player would have to make the move happen.
Leicester Eye Deals For Duo
Leicester City are ready to smash their record transfer fee this summer in pursuit of CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa, according to the Mirror.
|Leicester are planning a club record transfer fee for Ahmed Musa|
The Foxes are in the market for a speedy forward in the mould of striking sensation Jamie Vardy, and have identified the Nigeria international as their top target.
Musa, 23, has exciting potential, but would cost over £15 million to lure him from the Russian capital. That would eclipse the fee spent on Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric 14 months ago. He cost £9m, but has failed to make his mark at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester are also closing in on Ajax's giant Dutch defender Mitchell Dijks. The 23-year-old left-back is valued at £10 million after breaking into the full Netherlands team.
He has been one of the stars of the Eredivisie this season and is in the Netherlands squad to face England in a friendly at Wembley on March 29. At a massive 6-foot-5, Dijks is even taller than the Foxes' current centre-back Robert Huth.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, were all present at the San Siro yesterday to watch Bologna midfielders Godfred Donsah and Amadou Diawara, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
Manchester City are confident that Sergio Aguero will fight his urge to return home and sign a new contract, reveals the Mirror. Talks over the Argentina striker's future had hit a snag before last week's radio interview, in which he said he wanted to return to his homeland when his current contract ends in 2019.
Arsenal have had a £10.25 million bid rejected for Roma's Nigerian starlet Umar Sadiq, according to the Daily Star. (Read more HERE)
Marko Arnautovic will become the highest-paid player at Stoke City if he signs a new contract at The Britannia Stadium. The Mail says that talks have started between the club, Arnautovic's representatives and his father Tomislav over a new deal, with Stoke offering the 26-year-old Austrian international a big pay increase to keep him in the Premier League.