Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool and Arsenal join race for Hazard, Paul Pogba may stay at Man United, Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho


Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool and Arsenal join race for Hazard, Paul Pogba may stay at Man United, Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho

talkSPORT.com round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from the Bank Holiday Monday’s papers and online…

Paul Pogba’s salary demands could prove a stumbling block in the Manchester United midfielder’s move to Real Madrid. (AS)

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is a target for Chelsea, who are considering the Barcelona man as a replacement for Eden Hazard ahead of his expected move to Real Madrid. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool have contacted Lille about signing 23-year-old forward Nicolas Pepe. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to launch bids for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard. (Daily Star)

Thorgan Hazard is much admired around Europe due to his performances for Borussia Monchengladbach

Newcastle United striker, Ayoze Perez, scorer of a hat-trick against Southampton on Saturday, has hinted he could leave St James’ Park this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Motherwell midfielder and Scotland Under-21 international Jake Hastie has agreed a pre-contract deal with Rangers. (Daily Record)

Rafa Benitez’s future as Magpies manager is still in doubt despite the promise of £100m to spend on transfers. (Daily Star)

Nice could make a move to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to their president Gauthier Ganaye. (Goal)

Kylian Mbappe refuted talk he could join Real Madrid this summer, after the Paris Saint-Germain star scored a hat-trick against former club Monaco. (Goal)

Coutinho has struggled at Barcelona and has been linked with a return to the Premier League

But, PSG team-mate Edinson Cavani would not confirm his future is with the French champions. (Canal+)

AC Milan are set to make Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan move permanent, but will need to pay the Blues around £30m for the 24-year-old. (Calciomeracto)

Manchester United are ready to offer Mike Phelan the role of technical director – and promote former midfielder Michael Carrick to assistant manager. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is in talks with New York Red Bulls over becoming his former MLS club’s new boss. (Sky Sports)