Premier League transfer news: Neymar, Eden Hazard, Anthony Martial

Transfer gossip, fixtures, talking points and managerial mutterings

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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has been linked again with a move to Real Madrid
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Neymar: Paris Saint-Germain to Real Madrid

Earlier this week Neymar was being linked with moves to Manchester City and Manchester United. However, multiple reports in Spain today suggest that Real Madrid are once again favourites to sign the Paris Saint-Germain star.

The Brazilian moved from Barcelona to PSG for a world-record fee last summer, but it’s believed that Real’s “operation Neymar” is under way to bring him back to La Liga.

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It’s reported that a bid of €300m (£265m) could tempt PSG to sell their star striker this summer. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea battle to keep Hazard and Courtois

Chelsea’s Champions League exit and their struggle to finish in the top four of the Premier League could see them lose Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian duo have been linked with moves to both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea now face a “desperate battle” to keep them at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mirror)

Anthony Martial: Manchester United to Juventus

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial could be set for a move to Juventus after reports claimed that he sent his agent to hold talks with the Italian giants. The Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford expires next year and reports in Italy say that Juve may line up a £57m bid. (Daily Express)

Aaron Ramsey: Arsenal to Chelsea

After signing Olivier Giroud in January Chelsea could be set for another “transfer raid” on Arsenal. This time the Blues are linked with Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, whose contract expires at the Gunners next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Raphael Varane: Real Madrid to Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane says that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has started to make moves over a summer transfer bid. The Frenchman was brought to Madrid by Mourinho in 2011 and he could follow his former boss to the Premier League. When asked if he had spoken with Mourinho, Varane said: “No, not directly. There were contacts, but not directly.” (Daily Mail)

Premier League news and talking points

United cancel trip to the races

It’s been a bad week for Manchester United’s players. After getting knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla their planned trip to the Cheltenham Festival was cancelled. (Independent)

Rojo signs new Old Trafford deal

One Manchester United player who can smile today is Marcos Rojo. The Argentine defender, 27, has signed a contract extension until 2021 at the Old Trafford club. (Sky Sports)

Elneny set for new Arsenal contract

Arsenal could be set to perform a u-turn regarding the future of midfielder Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian was reportedly up for sale seven months ago but could soon sign a new contract at the Emirates. (Daily Mirror)

Le Tissier: Hughes is the right man for Southampton

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier says that new manager Mark Hughes can lead the club to Premier League safety. Sky Sports pundit Le Tissier said: “Mark has managed in this league for a long, long time, more than 400 games. I think it is a pretty good appointment from my perspective. The situation we are in is not a great one and we don’t need a manager coming in who doesn’t know the players, doesn’t know the league. So Mark would seem to be with the club’s way of thinking.” (Sky Sports)

This weekend’s fixtures

Tomorrow’s Premier League fixtures

  • AFC Bournemouth vs. West Bromwich Albion (3pm)
  • Huddersfield Town vs. Crystal Palace (3pm)
  • Stoke City vs. Everton (3pm)
  • Liverpool vs. Watford (5.30pm)

Tomorrow’s FA Cup sixth round fixtures

  • Swansea City vs. Tottenham Hotspur (12.15pm)
  • Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (7.45pm)

Sunday’s FA Cup fixtures

  • Wigan Athletic vs. Southampton (1.30pm)
  • Leicester City vs. Chelsea (4.30pm)

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