Premier League transfer news: Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata

Marcos Alonso says Hazard is happy at Chelsea but Luis Suarez wants Pogba to move to Barcelona

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Old Trafford manager Jose Mourinho
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Suarez: Pogba ‘always welcome’ at Barcelona

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said recently that he would be happy to see Paul Pogba join the Spanish giants, and now Luis Suarez has had his say on the French midfielder’s future.

According to ESPN, Barca forward Suarez is throwing his weight behind the bid to persuade Manchester United star Pogba to move to the Camp Nou. “Pogba’s an elite player who’s won everything,” said the Uruguay international. “He has a lot of quality and he’s one of the references at United.

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“I think he would like to be competing for more than he is at the moment. He’s not a player that belongs to Barca, but he would always be welcome.”

Pogba has been linked with both Barca and former club Juventus, but Metro says the World Cup winner is “desperate” to play under his idol Zinedine Zidane.

Zidane is out of work, after leaving Real Madrid in May, and is believed to be favourite to take over at Manchester United should current boss Jose Mourinho leave.

Alonso: Hazard is happy at Chelsea

Belgium star Eden Hazard had been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, but Chelsea teammate Marcos Alonso believes the playmaker will stay at Stamford Bridge. Spanish defender Alonso said: “He’s very happy at Chelsea. I do not know if there was interest or not but Hazard and his family are very well there [at Chelsea].” (Daily Express)

Morata dreams of Real return

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has told Spanish newspaper Marca that his debut season at Stamford Bridge was a “disaster” and that he considered leaving. Despite insisting he is now happy at Chelsea, the London Evening Standard reports that Morata is “dreaming of a move back to Real Madrid”.

Maguire: I owe Leicester

Manchester United made an approach to sign Harry Maguire during the summer, but the England defender was happy to stay at Leicester City. He said: “I spoke with Leicester after a bit of interest from clubs, and they reiterated that I wasn’t for sale, and I respected that decision. They gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier League, when I had just been relegated with Hull. They gave me that opportunity and it is a club I am really enjoying my time at. They have given me the platform to play at the World Cup, so I feel I owe them.” (Daily Mirror)

Lucas Hernandez: Atletico Madrid to Manchester United

After missing out on Harry Maguire, United failed to sign a defender in the summer transfer window. One possibility now being linked with the club is Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez. The World Cup-winning Frenchman, 22, can play in central defence or at left-back. (Daily Star)

Amadou Diawara: Napoli to Tottenham

Spurs are lining up a January move for Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara. According to reports in Italy, the north London club tried to sign the 21-year-old on deadline day but failed with a £36m bid. (ESPN)

Billion-euro club

The Daily Mail, citing research by the CIES Football Observatory, reports that seven clubs in Europe have each spent more than €1bn (£900m) in transfer fees since 2010. Of the seven clubs, four are in the Premier League: Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool.

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