Transfer news and football gossip: Man United stars ‘joke’ about Paul Pogba exit, Liverpool to miss out on top target, Eden Hazard to STAY at Chelsea?


Transfer news and football gossip: Man United stars ‘joke’ about Paul Pogba exit, Liverpool to miss out on top target, Eden Hazard to STAY at Chelsea?

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

Manchester United players are said to be “openly joking” about the Paul Pogba transfer speculation, with the 26-year-old France midfielder reportedly telling team-mates he wants to join Real Madrid. (AS)

Chelsea fans have renewed hope that Eden Hazard might stay this summer, after the Belgian ace was pictured in the Blues’ new training kit. (Daily Express)

Chelsea’s plans for next season are on hold because FIFA are not close to ruling on the club’s appeal against their transfer ban. (Evening Standard)

Manchester United have reportedly joined the race for £60million-rated Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. United scouts have been sent to watch the Ivory Coast international as they plan for the potential departure of Romelu Lukaku. (Daily Express)

Paul Pogba looks set for the Manchester United exit door

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi will reportedly leave the club in the summer, with West Ham and Wolves said to be interested. (Daily Star)

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has been identified as a potential replacement for Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan. (Evening Standard)

Burnley could allow Joe Hart to leave on a free transfer this summer, with several French clubs said to be interested in landing the former England goalkeeper. Hart has been stuck on the bench since a 5-1 home defeat against Everton on Boxing Day.(Daily Mail)

Reported Liverpool target Thorgan Hazard, the 26-year-old brother of Eden, says he has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund and is just waiting for his current club Borussia Monchengladbach to accept a transfer bid. (VTM Nieuws)

Nicolas Pepe has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool also linked

Everton midfielder Tom Davies, 20, is set to sign a new contract that runs until 2023. (Daily Mail)

Wayne Rooney’s DC United are reportedly keen on signing Everton defender Ashley Williams, who is out of contract this summer and has been on loan at Stoke. (The Sun)

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City will do everything possible to make 21-year-old midfielder Youri Tielemans’ loan deal from Monaco permanent this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Foxes midfielder James Maddison has also urged his side to sign the Belgium international. (Leicester Mercury)