Hazard stalling on Chelsea deal, 'hoping for Madrid bid to arrive'
Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours.
Hazard 'hoping for Madrid bid to arrive'
Eden Hazard voiced his frustration after toiling in vain up front on his own as Chelsea lost 1-0 at Manchester City on Sunday, and the Mail reports that he could soon be pushing for a move.
Amid long-running speculation that Belgium international Hazard could be on his way to Real Madrid, the Mail says he "is stalling on a new deal at Stamford Bridge in the hope that Real come calling."
It suggests he could even "agitate to leave" if Madrid table an offer, but adds that one "is likely to materialise only if current manager Zinedine Zidane stays in charge at the Bernabeu."
Last month, reports said Chelsea were stepping up their efforts to convince Hazard to agree a new contract.
He is believed to be valued at more than £200 million by the Premier League champions, who are ready to offer him a salary of some £300,000 a week.
'Furious' Bellerin closer to exit?
Are there yet more clouds on the horizon for Arsenal? There could well be, according to the Sun, which writes that Hector Bellerin is "furious" after being dropped for the defeat at Brighton amid continued speculation that he could leave the Londoners.
Reports in Italy suggest Juventus have cooled their interest in Bellerin, leaving the way clear for the Spain international's former club Barcelona -- long mooted as keen to bring him back -- to make a move.
The Sun reports that Bellerin was angry after Arsene Wenger dropped him only two hours before the Brighton game and "is understood to believe he is being made a scapegoat for Arsenal's dreadful run of form."
And it points out that the 22-year-old "wanted to leave the Emirates last summer to join Barca."
Premier League trio to battle for Napoli star
Napoli midfielder Jorginho will be the subject of a transfer battle between Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City, according to the Sun.
Jorginho's fine form has helped Napoli to the top of the Serie A table, attracting plenty of attention.
The Sun says "a number of Premier League clubs have sent scouts to watch the ex-Hellas Verona ace, who would cost around £60m."
But United, City and the Gunners lead the way, with all three ready to bid despite Jorginho being under contract until the summer of 2020.
- West Bromwich Albion striker Yuning Zhang could be on his way back to The Hawthorns after failing to win a place in the Werder Bremen side, the Express and Star reports.
Zhang, 21, joined Bremen on a two-year deal but they want him to return to West Brom because German employment rules mean he is not allowed to play for their under-23s.
- Things have been looking up for Watford of late, and the Hornets are planning for the future as they prepare to move for teenage Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, the Watford Observer reports.
Wilmot, 18, is interesting a number of clubs including Tottenham, but Watford are thought to be favourites because they are able to offer "a clearer route to the first team, putting them ahead of their Premier League rivals."