Transfer news and rumours: Eden Hazard, Neymar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

A round-up of the latest transfer gossip from the world’s football media

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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is a reported target for Manchester City and Real Madrid
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Eden Hazard: ­Chelsea to Manchester City/Real Madrid

Premier League leaders Manchester City are ready to make a £150million bid for Chelsea star Eden Hazard, the Daily Mirror reports. Hazard is City’s number one summer transfer target, but The Sun says that Real Madrid are also interested in signing the Belgian as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who could make his way to Stamford Bridge.

Neymar: chairman says star will be at PSG next season

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Despite being heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, Neymar will be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season according to the club’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi. In an interview with l’Equipe and quoted by the Daily Mail, Al-Khelaifi said: “When I listen to the rumours, I smile because it is not true. The link with Real? It makes me laugh when I listen to that. Will he be there [at PSG] 100% next season? Not 100%, 2,000%.”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal

According to Sky Sports sources a £60m deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is close to being agreed between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal. A bid of more than £50m was rejected for the Gabon striker but Dortmund will let the 28-year-old leave if the Gunners match their valuation of the player.

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal to Chelsea

Arsenal are willing to let Olivier Giroud join Chelsea for £35m, Goal.com reports, once they have secured the deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea are in the market for a target man and Giroud, who was also linked with a move to Dortmund, could be an ideal addition for the Blues. The Frenchman would also be available to play in the Champions League.

Edin Dzeko: Roma to Chelsea

The Daily Express reports that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants three new strikers at Stamford Bridge. Giroud is one name linked with the Blues and Sky Sports says that Chelsea are also willing to pay £26m for Roma’s Edin Dzeko. The former Manchester City forward reportedly wants a £90,000-a-week deal to join Chelsea.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Manchester United to LA Galaxy

Multiple sources have told ESPN that Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is nearing a move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy. Ibrahimovic, 36, is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and would be keen for one last move in an illustrious career that has seen him play for AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Ajax.

Fabinho: Monaco to Manchester United/Manchester City

Monaco and Brazil star Fabinho wants a “new challenge” and could be set for a move to the Premier League. Manchester rivals United and City have both previously been interested in the 24-year-old and he told Lancenet: “If a move to a new league or a club with a bigger structure and bigger expectations, I would be interested. My time with Monaco was good, but I feel my time here is coming to an end.”

Emre Can: Liverpool to Juventus

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects midfielder Emre Can to run down his contract at Anfield, Sky Sports reports, but the German won’t be leaving the club during the January transfer window. The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the campaign and Juventus are leading the chase to secure his signature.

Arturo Vidal: Bayern Munich to Manchester United

According to German newspaper Bild, and reported by the Daily Mirror, Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is a target for Manchester United. Bayern are happy to sell the Chilean star in the summer after securing Leon Goretzka from Schalke on a free transfer.

Joe Hart: keeper wants to end West Ham loan

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is “ready to push” to end his loan deal at West Ham United, The Times reports. Hart, who is on loan from Manchester City, is no longer the first-choice keeper at West Ham and he wants to move clubs during the January transfer window in order to keep his position as England’s number one ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals.

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